I have started a petition as I feel the general public need to be more educated on chronic illnesses. There is little to no awareness on the impact that a chronic illness has on those diagnosed. Not all disabilities are visible. This therefore, leads to under funding from the Government, a very negative stigma of those who suffer and a lack of help from doctors.
I have taken this issue to my local MP with a very personal letter that I wrote about my struggles dealing with Arthritis and Fibromyalgia. You can read that letter here. I hope that if I can get a response and backing from my MP, I can then share the stories of others who are on a similar journey to me.
I believe the only way we can get the acknowledgement we deserve is by educating others about ME, CFS, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis and other chronic illnesses. Lets stop the ignorance now.
#MEAction is excited to share more work from the Writing from our ME Lives writing group!