This is my severe ME story. What was your life like before you got sick? I was a full-time practising accountant (Associate CPA) and undertaking post graduate study called CPA Program in order to advance to CPA status. I was ambitious and determined. I had a house with a gorgeous view from the veranda. … Continue reading My Severe ME Story
Andrew gave an impassioned speech at Melbourne's Millions Missing rally, where 50 people gathered on the steps of the State Library.
by ME Australia member in WA Stunning weather and a brilliant blue sky greeted everyone who gathered in the heart of Western Australia's capital city, Perth, for Millions Missing on Saturday. Former and current Greens' senators spoke about the health crisis of ME and CFS to dozens of people at Perth's International ME Awareness Day … Continue reading Millions Missing: Perth
by Sally Black The original plan went out the window when numbers dwindled, #MillionsMissing T-shirt’s never arrived and I crashed, so I formed a new plan to just stick with the ME community and make it an opportunity to connect with local people affected and proposed starting a local support group here in Palm Cove, … Continue reading Millions Missing: Palm Cove
by Helen Donovan May 12 is Alem Matthee's birthday. Around the world, people with ME, their friends, families and scientists are grateful for Alem's work in getting trial data released, showing that graded exercise therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy did not improve health the way the study's authors claimed. In 2014 Alem filed a Freedom … Continue reading A Mother’s Story: Alem Matthees
by Mary Macrae Sydney ME community members marked #MillionsMissing with a screening of the film 'Unrest' in Newtown, hosted by Shark Island Institute and people with ME: Barbara, Melody and Maya. The audience of around 110 people heard Barbara and Melody speak to their experience of ME, and what it has meant for them having … Continue reading Millions Missing Sydney
Photos by Susan Fairlie Hall On May 12 2018, the Roundhouse, Moores Building and Victoria Hall in Fremantle, Western Australia, were lit up in blue to mark ME Awareness Day.
By Kathy Collett The #MillionsMissing event for Western Australia was held for the first time this year. The location was in the port city of Fremantle, approximately 20 kms from Perth in Pioneer Park conveniently located opposite the Fremantle Railway Station. Prior to the event, Rachel Pemberton from the Fremantle Council had spoken at one … Continue reading Millions Missing Fremantle
by Sasha Nimmo Australia’s Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) Awareness Week is 11-17 May. The Week coincides with International ME Awareness Day on May 12. Everyone is asked to wear a blue ribbon on May 12 to show support for people with ME and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. ME Awareness Week begins in … Continue reading ME and CFS Awareness Week: 11-17 May