Category Tag: MECFS

Voices from Sacramento: Janet Dafoe and Ashley Haugen

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Some of you may know Dr. Janet Dafoe and her daughter Ashley Haugen through their tireless advocacy work for ME.  Dr. Dafoe's son and Ashley's brother, Whitney Dafoe, has severe ME, and is the impetus behind their efforts to raise funding, raise awareness, and raise hell. These statements were read at the Sacramento California rally ...

Passionate Pragmatist: Carol Head and the Fight for ME/CFS Equality: The SMCI Pt. I

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One of my deeply held personal values is that ALL people must be treated  respectfully…I have found that respectful, highly knowledgeable, forceful advocacy language that expresses the desperate needs of our community is the most effective. But please do not mistake my professional, respectful demeanor as anything less than a ...

CA Senate will Vote on Resolution for ME/CFS Thursday – Call your Senator!

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California - A resolution to proclaim May as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness (ME/CFS) Month will go before the California Senate this Thursday. Now, is a great time to educate your California Senator about ME/CFS, and let them know that you are a constituent who cares about this cause. Even ...

Contact your local journalist about #BedFest

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Invite a journalist to cover the story of #BedFest in which artists with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis from all over the world have come together - many of them bed or homebound - to express themselves and showcase their music, art and poetry. Share the #BedFest website with your journalist - a living gallery and concert hall of ...

The ME/CFS Biomarker Rollercoaster

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Biomarkers are a holy grail for ME/CFS because they have the potential to help diagnose disease, track disease progression or progress and help inform which treatments might help. The need for biomarkers is immense and researchers will identify many possible ones. It is encouraging that there have been more possible biomarker reports ...

Global Call-to-Action: Help secure the World Health Organisation’s Classification of ME & CFS

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Urgent call to action! We need all hands on deck for a simple, but important task! The World Health Organisation (WHO) is reviewing its International Classification of Disease (ICD) for its upcoming 11th edition (ICD-11). There has been enormous concern about what was going to happen to how ME & ...

IL. House of reps shows support for ME

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The plight of people living with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) was heard in Illinois this week. The parent of a young daughter with ME, Amy Mooney, worked with her state representative, Michael J. Zalewski, to introduce a state resolution that recognizes ME as a tragic, disabling disease, and that commits to improving the availability ...

“Unrest” premieres in Copenhagen to major media coverage

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There is one more screening of Unrest at the CPH:DOX film festival on March 24th, and then Unrest heads to the RiverRun International Film Festival in Winston-Salem on March 31st. Unrest made its international and European premiere in Copenhagen, Denmark at CPH:DOX, one of the leading festivals for documentary film in the ...

Coming Out of the Closet

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Obviously, I still have not integrated the sick person I am with my self-concept. In my heart, I aspire to be an adventurer. In my brain, I am a popcorn popper of plans and temptations. In reality, I can do one activity and, on a good day, maybe two, but ...

Canada uses “bird-dogging tactics” to force meeting with health minister

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Toronto: #MillionsMissing activists attended their federal health minister’s “meet-and-greet” on Jan. 14th to ask the health minister to respond publicly to their request that she announce Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) is a biological - and not psychological - illness. This tactic to pin down an official with a specific question in ...
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