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Category Archives: #MillionsMissing

Why people with ME need healthy allies

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On Sunday 29th of September, my husband, David, and our daughter, Rosslyn, are taking part in the Great Scottish Run 10K to raise money for #MEAction UK. As friends of #MEAction volunteer Emma Shorter and her family, David and Rosslyn have been aware of ME for some time but they’ve only ...
People travelled from all over Scotland to attend #MillionsMissing Glasgow

Hundreds gather for #MillionsMissing Glasgow

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#MillionsMissing Glasgow on 12 May, 2019, was a huge success, and took place in glorious sunshine which is fairly unusual for this Scottish city! A crowd of around 400, many of whom had travelled from across Scotland, heard people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) speak about their experience of the illness ...

We are building a movement at #MEAction UK. Join us!

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#MillionsMissing - organised by #MEAction - has been such a successful campaign this year, and we thank everyone in the ME community for your part in this. At #MEAction UK we are building a movement. We’ve grown #MillionsMissing, a campaign for health equality for ME, from a single protest in London ...

South Carolina Raises Awareness about ME

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My name is Robert Jacobs, MD and I am a retired Physician and caregiver for my wife who has had Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) for more than 9 years. Despite the historical, tourism and quality-of-life allure of this beautiful state, we discovered a paucity of medical care available to patients with ME/CFS, ...

#MillionsMissing from ME: Your Stories

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Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) is a debilitating, chronic disease that steals so much from the person. We received heart felt stories from around the globe chronicling journeys with ME. This week we touched on parenting, aging, marginalization, and careers. Today we want to share more of your stories. While not all ...

Career and Loss for People with ME

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Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) is a debilitating, chronic disease that steals so much from people’s lives. People with ME may struggle with their identity through the loss or great change in their careers. Below are stories of individuals who found their careers greatly changed or taken.   We hope that you will join ...

The Unique Challenge of Aging with M.E.

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Aging can be a challenging time for anyone but people with the debilitating, chronic disease of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) often find that their symptoms are dismissed as a "normal" part of aging, and so are left without the diagnosis, care and support that they need from their medical providers and community ...
#MillionsMissing in Edinburgh

Q&A with #MillionsMissing UK Organisers

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On Thursday 18th April, #MEAction UK held a conference call with organisers of #MillionsMissing event past and present from across the UK. There are already events planned for 2019 in all 12 UK regions, with over 25 events in the UK Claire from Southampton, Janet from Edinburgh, Carolyn from Sheffield and Denise ...
How to Protest Virtually with the #MillionsMissing

How to Protest Virtually with the #MillionsMissing

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Join the protest virtually during #MillionsMissing -  May 5th to May 12th Use the hashtag: #MillionsMissing Start sharing photos of the demonstrations happening around the world the week of #MillionsMissing from May 5th to 12th! Share your story. Retweet away! Remember to share the fundraiser. Keep sharing stories by others. Prepare for ...

#MillionsMissing: Tell Your Story to the World  

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One of our goals for #MillionsMissing is to tell our story of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) to the world. Since 2016, we have been collecting stories of people missing from their lives due to ME, which we display at demonstrations around the world, and circulate on social media. We are collecting short personal ...