On this, our ME Awareness Day, I would like to thank all those who have used their limited energies to try and get the message out about the millions of people worldwide who are dealing with ME.
There are too many towns, cities and people to mention, but I can only hope that at all the events held that some passers by stopped passing by and listened to the stories being told. These stories are of brothers, sisters, mums and dads who are likely to live on your street, who have been taken from living any sort of normal life.
Across the country we will recognise those terrible illnesses such as MS and Parkinson’s and happily pop some coins into collection boxes. There is also Government money going into research to find a cure for these terrible Illnesses and rightly so. However, there are more people in the UK with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) than both those Illnesses combined, yet we still go under the radar when it comes to research funding and awareness.
My hope is that the events being held around the world will raise our profile so that we get an equal share of funding and awareness so that we can at least hold out some hope for a cure sometime in the not too distant future.
So again I say thank you to all who have been working hard for us during this month in putting together ME Awareness Events, and if you happen to be a passer by, please stop passing, and listen to the stories of those Millions Missing from their lives.
Thanks, Bill Clayton.