UK fundraiser seeking your ME stories

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Ellie Rushton, Birmingham UK, is setting out on a rather unique fundraising adventure.

For the next six months (September to February) she will be attempting to do 1000 reps of bodyweight exercises every, single, day. Ambitious indeed! But what does it have to do with ME?

I had never heard of ME until I met my sister in law, Hattie. I was shocked to learn through her that there is so little medical understanding of such a debilitating condition. That countless health professionals don’t believe it even exists. That the only treatment available on our national health service makes over 60% of patients worse.

 I wanted to raise money for #MEAction by using my body and the privilege that comes with it in a way that I know people with ME are unable to do. This is for all the patients who have been told that they need to exercise more. We all know that’s bullsh*t – so I’ll do that exercise instead.

I’ll be attempting to get 1000 bodyweight reps done in half an hour every day. I’m sure most of the time I won’t even reach half that number in that time, but you can follow my progress on my instagram page. Wish me luck!

Ellie will also be blogging about her fundraising on Medium, and she would like to use that platform to tell the stories of people with ME all over the world.

If you’d like to share your experience, email Ellie on [email protected] with the subject ‘ME blog’. Please keep your stories under 500 words.

Ellie hopes to raise £3000 in 6 months. You can help her do so by donating!

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