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    Weʼve raised £105 to support #MEAction in the UK. I am walking 25 miles in July as part of the Race at Your Page challenge.

    Weymouth, Dorset, UK
    Funded on Tuesday, 14th August 2018

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    Story

    How it started

    ME is a misunderatood and neglected disease that affects over 250,000 people in the UK alone. With the production of the moving movie Unrest by Jen Brea the spotlight has finally started to move.

    Published on 25 Jul 2017

    Watch now, worldwide: http://unrest.film/digital

    Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/unrest

    #timeforunrest

    Jennifer Brea is working on her PhD at Harvard and about to marry the love of her life when she’s struck down by a mysterious fever that leaves her bedridden. When doctors tell her “it’s all in her head,” she turns her camera on herself to document her devastating symptoms. Searching for answers, Jennifer discovers a hidden world of millions confined to their homes and bedrooms by ME, commonly known as chronic fatigue syndrome. Together, Jen and her new husband, Omar, must find a way to build a life and fight for a cure.

    Westminster Debate

    On June 21st Carol Monaghan MP (Glasgow North West, Scottish National Party) leads the debate on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis treatment and research Learn more: https://www.meaction.net/2018/06/21/w...

    Read the transcript: https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons...

    Time for change

    I am now doing a 25 mile walk through Race At Your Pace over the month of July to raise the funds for a full time representative in the UK. They will continue our fight to raise awareness and funding. I can not dream of helping in any real way but have taken on this challenge to walk 25 miles over the month of July. My dream is to raise just £150, a drop in a bucket, but a drop that will help turn the tide for all of us and give us a voice.

    My story

    I have kept my illness a closely guarded secret until I started to take action this year. I went to Southampton and met up with many others in the same boat as me! I even had my 2 seconds of fame when i appeared on SW tv!

    I have made some friends and started to talk about the everyday struggle that ME brings. My words were even used by an MP (not my own he wasnt there!) at the Westminster Debate!!

    MP for Plymouth Luke Pollard

    “A few days ago I mentioned on my Facebook page that I wanted to speak in the debate and I asked for stories from people in Plymouth. I have done that before for various debates and have always been struck by the level of honesty and directness that comes from people simply telling their story, not as a politician but as a person...

    Jules wrote:

    “Just getting up the stairs lays me out for hours. Having a shower leaves me laid out in a darkened room. I can’t work anymore (believe me not for want of trying!) I can’t do drama, Rock Choir or Zumba in fact just making a cup of tea leaves me as exhausted as Zumba used to! I lay alone at home. I live vicariously through FB. I still get out when I can but it will usually cost me days or weeks in bed. I am one of the ‘lucky’ ones. I am not totally bed bound. But I pay for this with my invisibility. I ‘look’ so well! No one can see my pain. I smile and say I am fine then go home to bed.”

    The word “invisibility” is key here. People talk about it time and again in terms of how the condition affects their lives and relationships”

    My words!! I was not invisible for two second!! My words were used on a day that will shape history for ME sufferers. Wow!!

    Race at your pace

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    • Jules  Edenborough1 month ago
      Jules  Edenborough

      Jules Edenborough

      1 month ago

      Hi everyone. I am half way through and despite a knee injury, ankle injury and 3 day migraine crash I am still on track!! Thanks for your support!! Jules

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    • Jules  Edenborough1 month ago
      Jules  Edenborough

      Jules Edenborough

      1 month ago

      Hi All. Thank you so much for your support! I am a third of the way to my total already! I have managed 4.7 miles in 3 days so a nice strong start! I am struggling with a migraine today and the weather has changed dramatically so I am calling today a rest day! Thanks again for your support, both financial and emotional! Let’s keep the momentum up and make some noise for ME! #MillionsMissing

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    Supporters

    7

    • Katherine Hann

      Katherine Hann

      Jul 29, 2018

      Fantastic! My teenage son has ME and life has 'stopped' - I am in awe and amazed that people can find the energy to raise money and make their voice heard!

      £10.00

    • Robert Edenboroug

      Robert Edenboroug

      Jul 28, 2018

      Brilliant well done my love. Mr E

      £25.00

    • Valerie Leare

      Valerie Leare

      Jul 27, 2018

      Brilliant job. Well done Julie. Love Mum xx

      £10.00

    • Tessa

      Tessa

      Jul 18, 2018

      What a fantastic challenge for a worthy cause. You are awesome sis xx

      £10.00

    • Tracey dVW

      Tracey dVW

      Jun 29, 2018

      Good luck Jules. xx

    • carol tossell

      carol tossell

      Jun 26, 2018

      Hopefully those suffering from ME will get the support they so desperately need and the research into what on earth causes this dreadful disease.

      £30.00

    • Karen Dowell

      Karen Dowell

      Jun 26, 2018

      Good luck Jules. Every little bit makes a big difference. X

      £10.00

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    Jules  Edenborough

    Jules Edenborough

    Weymouth, Dorset, UK

    I am raising funds for #MEAction UK because I have had ME for 3 years (diagnosed, many more years undiagnosed) and I want to continue to see change in attitudes and research into this debilitating disease.

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