The View for ME

August 2021

In recognition of Severe ME Awareness Day on August 8, 2021, Open Medicine Foundation (OMF) is taking this month to share stories from people living with severe Myalgic Encephalomyelitis​/​Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME​/​CFS) to increase the visibility of this devastating disease. 

Approximately 20 million people suffer from ME​/​CFS globally. It is estimated that 25% of these people with ME​/​CFS are severely ill. Many cannot leave their beds, and in some cases are tube fed, unable to care for themselves.

To date, there are no FDA-approved treatments or a cure for ME​/​CFS. Those severely affected can be confined to bed for years on end, disappearing from the world outside. As many people with severe ME​/​CFS live inside one room, the view stays the same day in and day out.

Learn more:

Read an illuminating account of severe ME
written by severe ME patient Whitney Dafoe.

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