The moving story of Franky, an ME patient and Randy, his HIV positive caretaker and partner.
Every once in a while there along comes a story that leaves even me teary-eyed. Waking up this afternoon after my siesta, I opened my email to discover this true gem from the Huffington Post Blog of Dr Franky Dolan.
I rarely hear from the gay community with regards to ME/CFS and this blog reached out and took me by the heart. It is such a powerful story of love and understanding that it crosses not only illness boundaries but society’s boundaries as well.
Written by Dr Dolan’s partner, Randy Ordonio, this is about two men deeply in love who at separate times have had to become carers for one another as each was hit by disease.
Randy was first diagnosed with an aggressive form of HIV and then later, Franky, following ear surgery, developed chronic fatigue syndrome:
[pullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]”As a person living with HIV, watching the daily suffering of my partner who has chronic fatigue syndrome, I can tell you without hesitation, chronic fatigue syndrome is much worse than HIV. “[/pullquote]
[pullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]”If you’ve ever wanted to meet one of those incredibly rare people who can show strength in the face of unimaginable crisis, then Franky is your man.”[/pullquote] But please. Take some time to read this incredible story for yourself, and maybe visit Franky’s Twitter page and pass on your best wishes.