It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of ME community advocate, Cindy Siegel Shepler. Cindy lived with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and multiple other health issues. She dedicated much of her increasingly limited time and energy to advocacy, increased awareness, and increasing research funds for ME.
She had a true passion to protect the younger generation from dealing with what her generation had to face. She also had a talent for making connections. She would introduce people to one another or lead them to certain projects. Cindy was protective of the community and upcoming advocates, which showed in actions like her offer of a medical disclaimer to be used in #MEAction groups as well as in her advice to other advocates.
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