Advocates are promoting ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis) Awareness Day. ME is a misunderstood, neurological disease which causes multiple symptoms and which also can lead to death, when very severe. Please read and find out about it, and spread the message, please.
For those who are not familiar with the history of May 12th International ME/CFS and FM Awareness Day, it was started in 1992 by Tom Hennessy to promote awareness of chronic neuro-immune diseases, including ME/CFS, FM, MCS and GWI. Tom chose May 12th as ME/CFS Awareness Day to commemorate the life of Florence Nightingale, who suffered from an illness much like ME/CFS (probably brucellosis). May 12th is her birthday.
Tragically, Tom died in September 2013 after a 25-year battle with ME. He was 59 years old.
Why hold an awareness day?
International awareness days are intended to draw attention to specific medical or ethical problems. They are particularly important for diseases that are poorly understood by…
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