By Carly Cassella in Medium.com.
1. Florence Nightingale
Florence Nightingale is the celebrated patron saint for those who suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).
Nightingale is celebrated for her role as a nurse for wounded British soldiers during the Crimean War. Few realise, however, that from 1857 she was disabled by poor health, which many now believe was CFS.
As a result, the CFS community has adopted Nightingale as their patron saint for the under-funded and under-researched disease. Her birthday, May 12th, now marks the International CFS and ME Awareness Day.
During the Crimean Wars, Nightingale was termed ‘The Lady of the Lamp’. Now her light reveals the true nature of CFS to the world.
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