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As some of you will know I suffer from a chronic illness called M.E a neurological illness that has dramatically changed my life.
This year again I have founded The Princesses and M.E, a group of M.E patients and supporters that are hoping to raise awareness of M.E and fundraise for the charities that do such a great job in supporting patients and those close to them. On May 12th, M.E awareness day myself and other sufferers will be dressing as Princesses and hoping for a fairy tale.
Our ultimate fairy tale would be finding a cure for this illness that has locked us away from the world. That would be an absolute dream come true. However to do that we need to raise as much awareness as possible, educating everyone about the true nature of this illness and the disabling nature it can have on the lives of sufferers and those closest to them. There are more than 250,000 diagnosed cases in the UK alone. 250,000 lives that have been altered drastically and 250,000 who are waiting for an effective treatment, better consistency of information from health care professionals worldwide and of course the chance of a cure to come charging our way. You can learn more about the Princesses and M.E on my blog post:http://howtodealwithme.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/team-princess-2015.html?m=1
This year I am fundraising for The Association for Young People with M.E. I chose this charity because of the great work they do to support young M.E sufferers and their families and raise awareness. They are a voice for the vulnerable in a world of much misunderstanding and prejudice against M.E patients. In particular for young sufferers who have all the more difficult a time getting diagnosed and believed by the medical industry and sadly in some cases social services. Dealing with this illness as an adult is hard enough, feeling cast away from most of society and losing your job and any sembelance of a normal life. However it breaks my heart to think of children, teens and young adults facing this illness and not getting the opportunity to have a normal childhood. Therefore the work that this charity does to support patients and their families is imperative to give them justice and normality.
Remember as a Team, us Princesses are supporting a number of M.E charities. Do check out the team fundraising page.
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