Editor’s note: This update is provided by Thane’s care team. UPDATE: Friday, February 5 , 2021 Thane was released from the hospital today and is home! j UPDATE: Wednesday, February 3 , 2021 Thane’s lawyer shared with us that the evaluation went very well on Monday morning. Thane agreed to a “continuance for dismissal,” which means that
Category: Human rights
PwME appeals for help “They’re trying to commit me to a mental health ward with very severe ME… I need help.” This how a brief and urgent email appeal to #MEAction began last Friday. The email was from Thane Fredrickson (also known as Thane Black on social media), a person with very severe ME who
30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ADA The celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA*) is more than a celebration of the day when pen was put to paper in order to sign a bill into law, it is the celebration of the amazing, heroic efforts disability activists took in order to
My husband often pushes me home in my son’s stroller because I have enough energy to get to the playground but not enough to get home. There are so many types of disabilities and so many ways to address them, and the disability rights’ activists of the 70s taught the world – and myself –
Accessible Ways that People with ME can get Involved in Racial Justice #MEAction has always focused on empowering and supporting our community. We know that many people with ME are wanting to show support for racial justice and it is often difficult to know how to engage from home. Here are some accessible ways that
George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. Tony McDade. There is so much pain, suffering, grief, and anger across the United States and around the world. As healthcare activists and advocates, we have seen time and time again that Black individuals face discrimination not just in their doctors’ offices but in every aspect of their lives.
An update on Gigi’s situation: Gigi’s family are launching an urgent appeal to find lawyers to bring their daughter, 17, home from Children’s Ward in Lewisham Hospital, London. Her family is desperate to bring her home, but the hospital has withdrawn Gigi’s pain medication, leaving her in steadily rising pain and making the move impossible.
The ME community is rallying around 17-year-old Jehan “Gigi” who has been hospitalized with severe myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) in the UK, and is now being threatened with being sectioned – forced institutionalization – against her will to a psychiatric hospital for her inability to eat, speak or walk due to the effects of severe ME
The protest against the Danish physician, Per Fink, last week demonstrates how our community takes action in a variety of ways to fight for people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). 1) #MEAction New York organized a protest outside the conference where Fink was presenting on his unscientific theory of Bodily Distress Syndrome, which includes ME and
This weekend, the New York State Psychiatric Institute is hosting a conference on psychosomatic illness at Columbia University Medical Center — and they invited Per Fink to speak. If you have watched Unrest, you know that Fink’s clinic was responsible for the involuntary institutionalization of Karina Hansen, a Danish young woman with ME. [pullquote