Tag: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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

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 incredibly grateful for her perseverance

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#MEAction’s Postcards to Doctors is an Unprecedented Success!

#MEAction’s Postcards to Doctors initiative has been successful beyond our wildest hopes!  Since August 1, we’ve received requests for more than 3,500 postcards from hundreds of individuals and groups.  People from all over the United States have signed up to write to their clinicians asking them to take #MEAction’s CME program – we’ve sent out

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Attend the 3rd Annual Community Symposium on Molecular Basis of ME/CFS – Register to Attend or Watch

Stanford University is holding its 3rd Annual Community Symposium on the Molecular Basis of ME/CFS at Stanford University on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, sponsored by the Open Medicine Foundation. Patients, caregivers and the community are encouraged to join the community symposium to learn about the most current research, and to meet the scientists and clinicians in person. Registration closes on Aug.

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Australia to Launch its First ME/CFS Biobank and Patient Registry

Australian philanthropic trust the Mason Foundation will establish the first Australian national ME/CFS biobank and patient registry, with a $1 million grant. The grant consists of two components: the biobank and patient registry, and a research project which uses the samples stored in the biobank. This is significant news for the Australian ME/CFS community, and has been picked up by mainstream media.

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Netflix’s “Afflicted” Cast Sues for Defamation

Four cast members of the Netflix series, Afflicted, have filed a lawsuit against Netflix and Doc Shop producers for defamation for portraying them as ‘hypochondriacs and/or malingerers.” The lawsuit indicates that the Doc Shop producers lied to the Afflicted participants “because the series was not a documentary in any sense of the word, but a

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Today, We Honor and Remember those with Severe M.E.

Today, we honor the millions of people around the world living in darkened rooms where sound and light and touch are beyond reach, where eating, bathing and standing have become impossible. Our community is fighting every day to bring hope, health and justice to people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), and, today, we take time to

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#MEAction Responds to NIH

As many of you know, #MEAction activists for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) met with the director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dr. Francis Collins, on December 7 to discuss accelerating research in order to more rapidly provide diagnostics and treatments to people with ME. To read about the details of the meeting, click here.

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CA Senate will Vote on Resolution for ME/CFS Thursday – Call your Senator!

California – A resolution to proclaim May as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness (ME/CFS) Month will go before the California Senate this Thursday. Now, is a great time to educate your California Senator about ME/CFS, and let them know that you are a constituent who cares about this cause. Even though the resolution (which

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#MillionsMissing Will Take to the Streets on May 12th – Join Them!

The #MillionsMissing are taking to the streets in 17 cities across the world on Friday, May 12th to once again demand change for people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME). Five cities in the UK are hosting #MillionsMissing rallies – with London taking a stance before the department of health for the third time. Norway will demonstrate

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