International ME/CFS and FM Awareness Day Is On May 12, 2018
Thomas Hennessy, Jr., selected May 12th to be our international awareness day back in 1992. He knew that May 12th had also been the birthday of Florence Nightingale. She was the English army nurse who helped to found the Red Cross as well as the first school of nursing in the world.
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Director of The Graham Norton Show talks about his ‘other job’ – as a carer

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Firestormm, Jun 13, 2014.

  1. Firestormm


    Cornwall England
    Thanks to Tate for posting first via Co-Cure :)
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2014
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  2. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

    You're doing great finding these stories, @Firestormm!

    I just rather stupidly pasted in the comment I made on the Telegraph story, forgetting that I'd pitched it about children, but oh well... better than nothing...

    My point being that we should be using every single one of these media stories to allow PWME to the fact that biomedical research is going on and that they should help fund it. My message was:

    Thank you for this excellent coverage of this devasting disease. The UK government, like most national governments, has spent almost nothing on biomedical research into it, leaving thousands of children severely disabled.

    Some will never recover, will be unable to complete their schooling, will never be able to go to college or have a job or career, or have a chance to marry and have a family.

    Many of us have been bedbound or housebound for decades. Please help to make sure that we don't lose another generation to this terrible illness and help fund biomedical research.

    Please donate to research. Patients are now successfully crowdfunding individual projects by world-leaders in their fields. Please help!

    I donate every month, whatever I can afford. Please join me and other patients around the world.​

    Feel free to adapt that message or create your own and do similar - these media pieces are golden opportunities.

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