Two years ago I co-produced and performed in a theatrical multi-media production about ME/CFS. It’s called Gemma Climbs Her Mountain and uses both my story and the testimony of over 200 patients to convey the awful reality of living with this disease. Interspersed with new film footage of interviews with leading spokespeople such as Dr Nigel Speight, Professor Simon Carding, Countess of Mar and Dr Charles Shepherd, it is a powerful show that is both educational and profoundly moving. We now need support to take the play on tour and so that we can show it to organisations who have expressed an interest in supporting us further such as the British Council.
Please consider visiting our Go Fund Me campaign here. I believe that the arts have a potential to reach people that facts alone cannot achieve. Thank you so much for your support!
The ME community has had a lot of questions about whether it is safe to get a COVID-19 vaccine. ME/CFS experts from the Center for Complex Diseases, the Institute for Neuro-immune Medicine, the Bateman Horne Center and, in the UK, the ME Association have weighed in with their recommendations on this matter. Overall, clinicians are