Who and what are the #MillionsMissing because of ME?
There are Millions Missing from employment
Millions Missing from relationships
Millions Missing from parenthood
Millions Missing from friends & relatives
Millions Missing from activities they love
Millions Missing from the world beyond a bedroom
Millions Missing from the world beyond a house
Millions Missing from the lives they should be leading because of ME
There are Millions of health professionals Missing knowledge of ME
There are Millions Missing from biomedical research funding for ME
Millions of patients are Missing correct diagnosis of ME
Millions of patients are Missing effective treatment for ME
Millions of patients are Missing any kind of medical attention
How many Millions more must be Missing before there is understanding?
How many Millions more must be Missing before there is treatment?
How many Millions more lives must be lost in waiting for there to be progress in fighting ME?
ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis – also known by the rather misleading name of chronic fatigue syndrome) is classified by the World Health Organisation as a neurological condition. The 2015 US Institute of Medicine Report concluded that it is ‘serious, complex, chronic, systemic disease’.
Some places to find out more about ME:
ME Association – patient support (UK)
Tymes Trust – support for young patients with ME (UK)
ME Research UK – biomedical research
#MEAction Net – has info on today’s #MillionsMissing demonstrations worldwide
You can also search for #MillionsMissing on Twitter
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