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Ashley Haugen shares her birthday (Facebook event)

Ashley Haugen is a special member of the OMF family. Ashley is the Director of Events and Marketing at the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Research Center at Stanford, Ron Davis’ daughter and as you will read below, Whitney Dafoe’s sister and best friend. The OMF family is honored to be a part of Ashley’s birthday celebration...
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Blushing Crafter on Twitch.tv

People from around the world created opportunities to raise awareness and funds as a part of our May Momentum. Thank you to Blushing Crafter for sharing her story. To follow her, find Blushing Crafter on Twitch channel twitch.tv/blushingcrafter I am BlushingCrafter, and I am a streamer on Twitch.tv. In May this year I did a week...
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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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My body put me in jail (Facebook event)

Catherine Eidy Westerby, of Norway, set out to raise awareness with her good friend Kristin Lyslo Pederson. What happened next surprised her. Their friends read Kristin’s words and rallied behind them with tremendous support. Awareness raising turned to action and they raised almost 32,000 kroner (nearly $4,000). Thank you to this wonderful community for raising...
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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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Cycling For ME/CFS

Wendy Badger is cycling for a cure. She has set a goal to raise a $1 to support OMF’s research for every kilometer she rides and she is planning to ride 5000km! Her goal is to raise $5000 or more. Wendy is starting her journey in late April 2018 and plans to ride all around Europe. Wendy is passionate about supporting OMF’s research....
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