INVEST IN ME STATEMENT: OPENING OF THE WPI INSTITUTE for NEURO-IMMUNE DISEASES

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The OPENING of the WHITTEMORE-PETERSON INSTITUTE for NEURO-IMMUNE DISEASES







"Vision without action is merely a dream.
Action without vision just passes the time.

Vision with action can change the world."









Since Annette Whittemore came to the two-day 2nd Invest in ME International
ME/CFS Conference in 2007, accompanied by Dr Daniel Peterson - the WPI have
had a permanent slot reserved and have attended each IiME conference.

The conferences have borne witness to the amazing progress which has been
made by WPI and the determination and integrity which has been a hallmark of
Dr Dan Peterson's work.



In a world where doing nothing about the scandal of ME has been the norm for
governments, where immoral and corrupt or even criminal acts are perpetrated
on ME patients and indirectly on their families by individuals and
organizations who wish to maintain their influence, where it is easier for
society to ignore rather than face up to the scandal of ME - the WPI shines
as a beacon of hope for millions that their lives will improve.



The Whittemore Peterson Institute for Neuro Immune Disease aims to bring
effective treatments to patients with illnesses that are caused by acquired
dysregulation of both the immune system and the nervous system, often
resulting in life long disease and disability. The WPI will facilitate and
advance patient care; research the pathophysiology of neuro-immune diseases
such as ME/CFS, fibromyalgia, atypical MS, and autism; develop therapeutics,
diagnostics and prevention strategies for this spectrum of diseases; and
advance and support medical education and physician training. The WPI will
be based at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Centre for
Molecular Medicine, - a state-of-the-art 100,000 square foot facility on the
Reno campus. The Centre houses portions of several university departments
and includes research laboratories and clinical space.





Invest in ME would like to congratulate the Whittemore-Peterson Institute,
its founders Mrs Annette Whittemore and Dr Daniel Peterson and Research
Director Dr Judy Mikovits, Dr Vince Lombardi and the others who make up this
brave new world.



And we would like to thank the Whittemore family for their often
unrecognized yet crucial support and belief in this venture.



The Whittemore-Peterson Institute for Neuro-Immune Diseases offers the hope
to millions that proper science will prevail and overcome the ignorance and
corruption which has been allowed to destroy lives of people with ME.



As we begin our attempt to create a similar centre of Excellence for ME in
the UK Invest in ME wish to thank publicly the WPI for their vision,
determination and courage in showing the world the direction - in not
looking at things the way they are, and asking why ...but in dreaming of
things that never were, and asking why not?



Congratulations to the WPI from Invest in ME and our supporters and best
wishes for the future.





"A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates
it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral" - Antoine de Saint-Exupry



Witness now a new era in ME/CFS research.



<http://www.wpinstitute.org/index.html>



http://www.wpinstitute.org/index.html





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Sunshine

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Will we hear a comment in the UK from the ME Association, AFME & AYME I wonder?

I'm sure in the USA, the CFIDS Association of America will say something soon though.
 

Marco

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Did I pick it up correctly in other discussion that the Whittemores personally donated $17 million dollars?

If so, that's a nice symmetry to say the least. One dollar for each of the estimated 17 million PWCs worldwide.

Pity our governments were not so generous with our money.
 

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Since i heard about the XMRV finding i've thought if it all turns out the way we hope, we should raise money to give something back to the Whittemores and Judy Mikovits and team. Not necessarily money, but anything (like a house in the Caribbean for example :cool:)
The only problem is that even in the best case, probably for the next couple of years all or most we can raise should probably be put into research until they have a really good treatment.
 
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Our thanks will probably have more of an effect. You should have seen Mikovit's face when she got a standing ovation at the London conference. :Retro smile: