“I was living my best life…It was like being hit by a train I never saw coming.” Ashanti’s words show the reality faced by those battling ME/CFS and Long COVID daily. Her journey from being a vibrant NICU nurse, enjoying life in her 30s, to fighting an unseen, unheard enemy, is more than a story. It’s a call to action. Today marks International Giving Tuesday, and we ask you to join hands with us in raising awareness and funding research. Your donation will be TRIPLED until November 30 only!
Ashanti is one among countless individuals whose lives have been put on hold due to chronic illnesses like myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS) and Long COVID. A single day, August 10, 2016, marked the end of her career. She failed to recover from a virus and began an unchosen journey into chronic illness. Her reality became hospitalizations, treatments, and managing life with significantly limited resources – but she is not without hope. Neither are we.
Open Medicine Foundation (OMF) stands unwaveringly with Ashanti and many others, ensuring that their stories drive our commitment to finding scientific answers. Our Triple Giving November campaign is about more than raising funds – it’s about championing a future where chronic illnesses no longer stop vibrant lives.
Your generous gift today will not just support; it will amplify our ability to fund research that can unveil life-altering breakthroughs for Ashanti and millions more.
No one chooses to be hit by a chronic illness, and it changes lives dramatically. It’s the hospital stays, the financial strain, the emotional toll, and much more that people like Ashanti navigate through every day. “To go from someone that was so healthy, so young and vibrant, to being someone that has to be in the hospital with multiple lines and things in your neck is really unbelievable,” shares Ashanti. It’s a struggle no one should have to endure.
Ashanti can still smile today because of the hope that OMF brings into her life, stating, “Thanks to Open Medicine Foundation or OMF, there is hope.” OMF is at the forefront of global collaborative research, committed to discovering effective treatments and a cure for ME/CFS, Long COVID, and related chronic diseases. Our passion is personal. Our researchers and staff, many being caregivers, parents, and patients themselves, are entwined in this collective journey toward medical breakthroughs.
In just THREE days, our Triple Giving November campaign will close. We are dedicated to translating every dollar into scientific discovery, but we need your hands to hold up this beacon of hope.
Your tripled donation today means:
- 3X the research: Every dollar fuels more hours in the lab, exploring groundbreaking insights.
- 3X the impact: Amplifying our ability to find effective treatments through OMF-supported clinical trials.
- 3X the hope: Enabling Ashanti and others to envision a future where they are unbound by their condition.
Today, your gift has the power to redefine what living with chronic illness means for millions. Will you stand with Ashanti, OMF, and countless others to redefine the future of ME/CFS and Long COVID?