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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I've gone from a super-fit party girl to being almost bedridden at 33

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by John Mac, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. John Mac

    John Mac Senior Member

    Liverpool UK
    A sympathetic piece on the Liverpool Echo website

    "A part of me has died and I don't think it will ever come back," she reflects. "When you can't get out you spend so much time alone, looking at yourself in the mirror and wondering where you've gone."
    But with an informal group already established, Fay now wants to create a network to join forces with other sufferers and supporters and spread understanding.
    "The biggest problems are the stigma and people thinking, I've heard of that but I'm not sure what it is," she says. "But I am strong enough to campaign, to get the word out there and push for more help to be available, and I'm happy to do it because it gives me a purpose. I feel like I can do something good and all this isn't for nothing.
  2. Effi

    Effi Senior Member

    I love how every caption under the photos of a happy and healthy looking individual out and about it says: 'before she became ill', 'before she was diagnosed with FM'... Well done!
    Woolie, rosie26 and Battery Muncher like this.

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