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Michele Kurth

Michele's Snowdon Climb for ME

I walked up Mount Snowdon on 3rd August 2017 for ME Association because I contracted severe ME in 1987

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Help Ramsay Research Fund to fund more biomedical research than ever before in 2019.

Festive campaign to boost support for the work of the Ramsay Research Fund. Please help us to fund more research in 2019. We want to find answers that will offer some hope to thousands.

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It will be 30 years in July since I had glandular fever which precipitated many years battling severe ME. Until 1987 I had always lead a very fit & active lifestyle, was hard-working & enjoying a promising career. The illness forced me to take early retirement  & left me severely disabled for nearly 20 years. I spent eight of those years in social purdah virtually bedridden & unable to read, converse or watch television. Thankfully, my condition has gradually improved & I am now able to live a relatively active life, however, I am only able achieve this “normality” with very strict management & pacing & spend a great deal of time at home recharging my batteries. 

It is estimated that around 250,000 people including many children are affected by ME in the UK & at present there is no diagnostic test available or any universally effective treatment or cure for the disease. I am one of the lucky ones as 25% of severely affected sufferers see no remission of their symptoms with many remaining permanently bedridden & socially isolated.

hope that my walk also will give some hope & encouragement to other severely affected sufferers by showing that it is possible to make a significant improvement & regain a fit & active lifestyle even after many years of disability.



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  • On Snowdon summit
  • Nearing the summit +7

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