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A Patient’s Reflection: Building a Movement for Action

The best birthday present (Facebook event)

Emilie Amlid didn’t want her 20th birthday to pass without a celebration. She decided she wanted “The best birthday present” and created a fundraising campaign on Facebook to support OMF’s research. Her family and friends joined her celebration and donated 35,300 kroner (over $4,400) She wrote: “Imagine you were dying with a serious disease. At…

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Stodkonsert & Kakbuffe for ME-forskningen – Concert in Sweden

The May 12th Awareness Day was a wonderful day filled with activities around the globe. OMF Community Ambassador Cecilia Ekhem used this special day to raise awareness and funds for OMF. Cecilia and her community hosted a concert at their church. Funds raised at the day were donated to support OMF’s research. Through a video…

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A Special Birthday Request (Facebook event)

Norwegian ME/CFS patient, Ragnhild Holmås, has decided it is time for her to be heard. In honor of her 30th birthday, she invited friends to support OMF’s ME/CFS research as her birthday present. “The stigma that’s still connected to ME kept me quiet for six years. But I can’t fight stigma with silence. That’s why I speak up. And…

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T-shirts for a Cure

Friends do amazing things. Severe patient, Mireille, of Sweden, has had the caring support of special friends from her community. Now, these friends have taken their passion to the next level. These special friends have designed a new line of clothing and bags to promote ME/CFS awareness and support OMF’s research. Their line is available…

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Making Philanthropy a “Habit”

The Habit Burger welcomed OMF to the opening of their newest restaurant in Mission Viejo, California. The special event was put together by our friends at Studio McCormack. Rick McCormack and his team are tremendous supporters of OMF and invited many of their colleagues and community. 100% of the sales were donated directly to OMF. Thank…

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A Patient’s Reflection: Building a Movement for Action

Tears rolled down my cheek while I watched the movie ‘Unrest’. Mixed emotions of both joy and of deep sadness. I let the tears roll down my cheeks and soon there were drops falling on my shirt. It turned into loud sobs and I could hear myself. Silence for a moment and then the smile…

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