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    Created in 2008, Phoenix Rising is the largest and oldest forum dedicated to furthering the understanding of and finding treatments for complex chronic illnesses such as chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), fibromyalgia (FM), long COVID, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS), and allied diseases.

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Gemma Climbs Her Mountain -play about ME, help it tour!

Hi everyone,

We created this original play 2 years ago after interviewing over 200 patients with ME. Their testimony is interweaved with my story of being an opera singer before I was struck down with this illness. We have a date to perform again at Oldham Library in June....


but we also want to take it on tour so that we can raise awareness of what it is really like to live with this disease and that takes money! Please, please help by either donating or sharing this link widely