Megan Hydes

Megan's Yorkshire Three Peaks

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ME Association

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RCN 801279
We help people with ME/CFS to understand and survive their illness


Tim (my husband) has ME it affects him most of all but our whole family in turn, six years ago it meant him giving up work, something he hasn’t been able to do since. There is too little research and far too many medics still think it is psychological.

ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) is an illness that blights the lives of 250,000 people in UK today. Even the smallest exertion can floor them; their joints and muscles ache unbearably; restful sleep eludes them; and ‘brain fog’ clouds even the smallest judgment. It changes their lives drastically – disrupting education; making employment impossible; and straining family relations to breaking point. People may be housebound or confined to bed for many months or years. There is no known cure. 

I’ve set myself the challenge of walking 24 miles over Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, which includes 1585m (5200ft) of ascent in under 12 hours to fund research, better understanding, treatment and support. This is a real challenge to me, I’m not a mountain goat and rarely walk more than 3 or 4 miles in a day. The physical challenge is just one aspect of walking the Three Peaks. I need to fit in my training around ensuring our household runs smoothly as mother of our two children, Tim’s carer and going to work means finding time to train is a real commitment. 

The ME Association’s mission is to support people with ME and their families through all stages of their illness. they have been campaigning for years to have ME recognised as a severe neurological illness that deserves to be taken seriously. They are working tirelessly to promote research into the physical nature and causes of the illness so that it can be diagnosed quickly and in the hope that a cure, one day, can be found. They also support ME sufferers and their families through our ME Connect helpline. The money that you help me raise will go towards The ME Association’s work in these areas - campaigning, support and research.

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ME Association

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RCN 801279
The ME Association campaigns hard to get ME recognised as a severe neurological illness. Our helpline provides essential information and support to adults and children who have ME/CFS, and to their families and carers. We also fund biomedical research into the physical nature and causes of ME/CFS.

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