Maddie, our cousin and sister, is 19 years' old and has suffered with progressively worse M.E. for the past 7 years. Her poor health led to her having to give up school shortly before her GCSEs and she is now bedridden, tube-fed and sleeps for 23 hours a day.
Maddie is not alone in suffering this way. It's estimated that around 250,000 people in the UK have M.E., and around 25% of those are affected severely.
We miss our funny, happy, energetic cousin and sister Maddie, we want her to recover so we can have her back laughing and joking with us. The only way for this to happen is to invest into M.E. research so we are raising money for IiME by completing the Three Peaks Challenge. We are walking for Maddie because she can’t ... Please support us by donating.
Invest in ME Research is an independent UK charity finding, funding and facilitating a strategy of biomedical research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME or ME/CFS).The charity is run by volunteers - patients or parents of children with ME - with no paid staff. Overheads are kept to a minimum and all funds raised to go to promoting education of, and funding for biomedical research into, ME.