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Adele Currie

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Taking on the Grand Canyon, Sept 2017 for Action for M.E. because I want to raise awareness for M.E. / C.F.S.

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  • Team members: Catherine Hunter - in aid of Lagan Search and Rescue
  • Event: The Grand Canyon, 16 Sep 2017 to 23 Sep 2017

Action for M.E.

We work to empower people with M.E. and to stop M.E. stealing lives

Charity Registration No. 1036419

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Firstly, thank you for taking the time to read this and support me in my campaign to raise awareness of M.E. (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis), also known as C.F.S. (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome).  If I can help even one person understand what this condition is truly like and eradicate some of the stigma and prejudice that surrounds it, then I'll have achieved my goal. 

My experience with M.E. started over 15 years ago, when I watched my Mum go from being a busy, active and independent person to essentially becoming house-bound for a number of years.  Her life was turned upside down.  She had to retire from work, becoming somewhat socially isolated and now lives in a restrictive routine in order to avoid over-exertion caused by doing simple things that many would consider 'every-day' tasks.


According to The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) the physical symptoms of M.E. can be as disabling as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, congestive heart failure and other chronic conditions (Action for M.E, 2017).  I have never heard the validity of these conditions questioned, and that is exactly why I have taken on this challenge.

I am not asking for contributions towards my travel or trek as this is entirely self-funded.  Every penny from donations will go towards this amazing charity who are fighting and researching daily to help people just like my Mum.  

Thank you in advance for your generous support. 

Sincerely,
Adele

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