Following the global day of action on May 12, 2018, #MEAction gathered photos and petition signatures from people all over the world and mailed it to Director of the NIH, Francis Collins (see letter). Along with your beautiful photos and anecdotes, we delivered a list of demands, including a meeting with #MEAction. We also asked for your help to reach out to Collins and put pressure on the NIH to respond to our demands. Your hard work paid off.
Now, we want to share that we received a response from the NIH. The date listed on the letter is June 25th, but we received it in July. We have taken our time to read it over, gather our thoughts, and formulate the best way to approach our next steps. You can read the full letter here.
We are still demanding a meeting with Francis Collins to push him to concrete action. We are waiting to hear from Francis Collins on when he will be meeting with us. We will keep you updated with any further development.
We are writing this article to share some exciting news! On Tuesday, September 26, ME advocates delivered copies of the book, The Puzzle Solver, by Tracie White with Ronald W. Davis, PhD, along with information about ME and Long Covid to Senators on the Hill. The books were donated by an individual living with severe ME/CFS in an effort to raise