I want to remind people especially those suffering from ME/CFS, HOW IMPORTANT IT IS that Obama wins the election tomorrow.
Hopefully you know the story of how Courtney Miller asked the President last year in Reno to help her husband Bob Miller (who suffers from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.)
Here is the video of Courtney asking the President for help:
About a year later the President responded to Courtney Miller’s request.
Here is a link to that letter: http://phoenixrising.me/wp-content/uploads/President-Obama-Letter-on-CFS.pdf
Do you see how huge this is? I’m not very good at explaining things, but Obama cares about us. He cares about the funding of this terrible disease. He even refer to CFS as Myagic Encephalomyelitis in his letter! That in itself is huge! It’s a step in getting the name changed! ProHealth’s Rich Carson explaining the importance very well in his letter to the ME/CFS patient.
Courtney Miller’s emotional plea to the president opened the door to change and resulted in two things that ME/CFS patients have never had: respect and validation. President Obama not only took the time to study ME/CFS thoroughly, he proved it by referring to the disease as both Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, showing that the highest official in the nation knows that CFS and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis are indeed the same disease.
The President responded by asking the nation’s top health officials to look carefully at ME/CFS to see if the government can do more. And he still wants more feedback. Because of this, patients have the opportunity to be heard by the President of the United States about the disease that has cost us so dearly. We are finally looking at a golden opportunity to right two monstrous wrongs at the same time: to get fair funding, and to change the trivializing, degrading name Chronic Fatigue Syndrome to the medical name that has been used for 60 years in more than 50 countries - Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. It is time for the hurtful, humiliating ‘fatigue’ label disappeared forever.
There you go people! Vote Obama tomorrow if you want to see more funding in the CFS community! I know I’m voting for him!