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Julie Pearson

Ben's Bird photo a day

I will take and post bird photos every day in May for IiME because IiME are working hard to raise funds for ME

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IiME

We fund biomedical research into ME to create a strategy for cure/treatment

Story

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

I have suffered from the debilitating disease ME for most of my childhood. Up to 8 years old, I was enjoying school, swimming, football and all the usual childhood adventures, then I became ill and am now 18 years old, need to use a wheelchair and constantly suffer from very painful legs, extreme exhaustion and cognitive fatigue, nausea and general flu-like symptoms.

As I am not able to walk or swim, I thought I would do something else and post a photo I have taken of a bird every day in May. I enjoy photography - and birds have become a favourite to photograph! I thought I would share some of the photos and hopefully raise some funds and awareness for Invest in ME and ME in general.

Our aim is to help the ME charities who have supported us, and those who are researching into a cause and cure for ME so that no one else needs to suffer the isolation and stigma this disability causes - nor the horrible symptoms it causes.

Despite there being approximately 250,000 sufferers in the UK (25,000 of which are children), very little is known or understood about this illness.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

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  • My mad bird!

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