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Category Archives: Volunteer of the Month

#MEAction Volunteer-of-the-Month: She’s been Fighting for Change for Four Decades

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This month, #MEAction is honored to nominate Wilhelmina Jenkins as our Volunteer-of-the-Month. Wilhelmina has been fighting for recognition and progress for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) for nearly four decades since she suddenly became ill in 1983. She brings a wealth of knowledge, wisdom and fortitude to our community, and we are ...

#MEAction Volunteers-of-the-Month: MEpedia Stalwarts

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#MEAction is honored to announce our volunteers-of-the-month, Innie and Pyrrhus, who are extremely dedicated contributors to MEpedia, our wiki encyclopedia for the ME and CFS community.  Powered by #MEAction, MEpedia is crowdsourcing a knowledge base on the history, science and medicine with the goal to create a literature review so accurate, comprehensive, and technical that it ...

A Year in Review: Celebrating the 2018 Achievements of Our Community

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2018 has been a big year at #MEAction!  Thank you to all of you who have put forth immense efforts to improve the lives of people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). #MEAction has grown over the past year in leaps and bounds, and we cannot wait to do more. We will not end ...

Volunteer of the Month – A Source of Inspiration and Wisdom

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Jenny Horner is another stalwart advocate in the myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) community who inspires us to dig deeper and reach higher. She first got involved with #MEAction UK in an effort to protect children from the effects of being pushed to exercise, which has shown to cause harm in people with ...

Community Roundup – Telling Our Story to the World

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Across the globe, we are pursuing creative projects across all mediums to tell the world about myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). In our fall roundup, you'll be inspired reading about the work and accomplishments of some of our community heroes. Support the #MEAction community by donating to our #GivingTuesday campaign this Tuesday, Nov. 27  where ...
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Volunteer of the Month – the Woman Behind the Per Fink Protest

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We are thrilled to honor Terri Wilder as our fall Volunteer of the Month. Terri spearheaded the protest and petition against Per Fink last month where the community took a stand against the harmful treatments that Per Fink has forced upon people with ME. Terri Wilder has been a monumental ...

Volunteer of the Month: A Healthy Ally

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We are so thankful for the dedicated work that healthy ally, Shelley Krause, has given to the ME community. For the past three years, Shelley has kept the community informed and updated on issues affecting people with ME through the #MEAction twitter stream. Shelley first made a connection to ME ...

Volunteer of the Month: A Builder of Community

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We want to honor volunteer Holly L. this month for her dedication to building an engaged, informed community for people with myalgic encephalomyelitis through her work managing the #MEAction TN Facebook Group, and the Pregnancy and Parenting with ME Facebook Group. Holly also works behind-the-scenes to keep the #MEAction Facebook page up-to-date with ...

Volunteer of the Month: a Scottish Trio

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This month we want to honor the work of three women with #MEAction Scotland - Emma Shorter, Kim Gurav and Janet Sylvester -  who have done an incredible job advocating for people with myalgic encephalomyelitis. The partnership began last January when Kim and Janet wanted to organise a screening of Unrest, which ...

#MEAction Volunteer of the Month: Congressional Advocate

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    The success of #MEAction - to achieve health equity for people with myalgic encephalomyelitis - is in the hands of hundreds of volunteers around the world who commit themselves to a vision, and give as much energy as their bodies allow to make it a reality. The work is ongoing, ...