By Hattie Gladwell in the Metro.
An 11-year-old has become one of the youngest people in the country to be diagnosed with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis – otherwise known as ME – a condition which most commonly affects women aged between 20 and 40. Her mother has spoken out about how her daughter has become heartbreakingly lonely, after the chronic fatigue condition transformed her from a sport-loving livewire to a virtual recluse.
Libby Seath’s condition means she now finds simply tasks like teeth brushing exhausting. She has been left almost housebound, after it was triggered by glandular fever, according to her sports and leisure coordinator mum, Emma, 43, from Chester. Emma said: ‘This has completely turned our lives upside down.
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