Emily, My Inspiration


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From the  ‘A Life Hidden’ Blog.


Seven years ago today, my first article in The Daily Telegraph was published. It told of the suffering and death of my dear friend Emily Collingridge.

Emily had been passionate about raising awareness of ME, and I couldn’t bear the thought of her death passing unnoticed by the wider world. I wrote a piece about her in the hope that someone might publish it – never dreaming that it would end up in the mainstream media.

At that time there was little accurate coverage of ME in the press, and almost nothing that described the effects of severe ME. Although I was constrained by the limitations of what could be said in print, I’m glad that Emily’s story – or at least a small part of it – was told publicly.


To read the rest of this story, click on the link below:


Link to ME story

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