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Tammy Cunningham

Tammy's Walk for ME 2019

I’m walking 5k for ME/CFS research for ME Research UK because research is the first step to understanding it.

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ME Research UK

We fund vital innovative biomedical studies to drive forward research into ME/CFS

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"....doctors do not treat us and science does not study us. How could a disease this common and this devastating have been forgotten by medicine?" Jennifer BreaME Research UK believes that only biomedical research can find the causes of ME/CFS, improve diagnosis and treatment, and, ultimately, arrive at a cure. That’s why research is our focus. We've awarded 47 grants since 2000 and invested over £1.5million. But research is expensive and becoming more so every day. That’s the challenge we face, and that’s why we need your help.

On a personal note, I’ve been living with ME- a chronic illness for 5 years and 26 days which has profoundly changed my life and my family’s. My daughter and husband make daily sacrifices to help and support me. I’m one of the lucky ones- I work 4 days a week as a teacher and I LOVE it but my weekends are for rest meaning I’m housebound; full of pain, swollen, brain fog, sometimes nauseated and completely exhausted and that’s not even including my mental well-being of fighting anxiety too. I miss being active with my family and friends. So the point of doing this 5k walk is simply to raise money for research, finding out why and how ME works to help people world wide who are suffering with it. ME afflicted people are strong and in a weird way I’m super proud to be one of them. But let’s look for a cure! Thanks a bunch! 

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