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ME/CFS and related chronic complex diseases

Severely Ill ME/CFS and Family’s Struggle Featured in a Mini-Documentary

San Francisco TV News Covers Davis’ Family Struggle with Severe ME/CFS

It’s a compelling story that has brought lots of news media attention: A famous scientist, our own ME/CFS Scientific Advisory Board director Ronald W. Davis, PhD, trying to find scientific answers to save his son from a devastating disease, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. A San Francisco television news station reported Whitney Dafoe’s story of being...

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Ashley Davis Says her Brother, ME/CFS Patient Whitney Dafoe, Is her Hero

At a reception in front of Palo Alto politicians, scientists and others, Ashley Davis gives her heartfelt expressions about her brother and the loss that has occurred because he has a severe case of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. She tells why research is important to her, and she has a message for all...

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A Family Tells the Personal Impact of ME/CFS

(with video) Janet Dafoe and her daughter Ashley gave a detailed explanation of their nightmare journey into ME/CFS as Whitney Dafoe progressively became severely ill. At OMF, we are so thankful for the support and collaboration of Janet and her husband, our ME/CFS Scientific Board Director, Ronald W. Davis, PhD, and their efforts to increase...

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Palo Alto Magazine Features ME/CFS and Whitney Dafoe

Right as we are raising funds for the ME/CFS Severely Ill-Big Data Study, Palo Alto Weekly featured many aspects of the disease and its impact on three patients. It was their cover story, with the first article appearing on page 20. One of those patients, Whitney Dafoe, is the son of our ME/CFS Scientific Advisory...

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Severely Ill ME/CFS and Family’s Struggle Featured in a Mini-Documentary

Our own ME/CFS Scientific Advisory Board director, Ron Davis, PhD, and his family, struggle with severe ME/CFS. Whitney, Dr. Davis’ son, has it. This has become widely known in the ME/CFS community. Now many in the public know it through the excellent coverage from news media coverage in Palo Alto, Cal. Davis, an esteemed geneticist,...

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