I would like to share an incredible blog post written by John Darvall, the BBC radio journalist who interviewed me and my family recently. He writes:
“When I knocked on the door to interview Naomi I knew little about M E. other than its dodgy reputation and the questions about whether it was actually a real illness. When I left Naomi’s parents home where she lives, having spoken to her, her mother and brother for an hour I cried.”
He ends by saying:
“I will now do more to help others with this condition. M E is dreadful, debilitating illness that when it takes hold it never lets go. For Naomi, for all those living with chronic pain and M E, I will do more while I can.”
It’s wonderful to know that there are journalists out there who are prepared to listen to what we say, and then speak out on our behalf. There is real hope that attitudes can and will be changed.
For more about the interview:
Update: Marathon for ME BBC Interview with Tom and Naomi Whittingham