A View From The USA.
The Illinois House of Representatives will vote on a state resolution this Thursday, March 23 that recognizes Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) as a tragic, disabling disease, and that commits the state to improving the availability and quality of medical care, as well as encourages universities in Illinois to focus research on ME.
Parent of a 12-year-old daughter with ME, Amy Mooney, has worked with her state representative, Mike Zalewski, to push for the resolution. Amy will testify before the Health and Healthcare Disparities committee, which will discuss and vote on the resolution.
Amy invites people with ME and allies to attend the hearing to show their support for the resolution:
Thursday, March 23rd at 12 p.m
Room 115 at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, IL
Each time Amy saw her state representative, Mike Zalewski, at her older daughter’s t-ball games or at the community pool, Amy would talk to him about Lizzie’s struggle with ME. She told Zalewski about the lack of medical treatment for ME and the lack of medical doctors who understand the illness.
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