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OMF Ambassador Stuart Murdoch with CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta

OMF Ambassador Stuart Murdoch was interviewed by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Medical Reporter and neurosurgeon, on CNN’s Turning Points. Stuart’s message is to raise awareness about ME/CFS.  “It could be the most important thing I ever do,” he said.
Stuart shares his personal story:

(CNN) Stuart Murdoch was an active, vibrant young man enjoying college life in Glasgow, Scotland, in the late 1980s. He was studying science and had completed the Glasgow Marathon in less than three hours.

But over the course of a summer, Murdoch felt his energy start to fade.
“It was like a battery dying in a car,” he said.
Murdoch was eventually diagnosed with myalgic encephalomyelitis, more commonly known in the United States as chronic fatigue syndrome. (Researchers refer to the disease as ME/CFS.) Although he had a diagnosis, his doctor didn’t have a treatment plan and told him, “You just have to rest.”
Read the rest of Stuart’s interview, written by Ryan Prior (CNN, Co-Producer Forgotten Plague, and ME/CFS Advocate), and watch the video interview with Dr. Gupta here.
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