06 July 2011
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
Mama Chill pursues music dream despite M.E.
Unsigned artist Mama Chill reflects on living with M.E. in her songs, particularly latest track, I can’t stand the rain. Despite being told by doctors following diagnosis that her musical career was over, Mama Chill says “a dream only ends when you stop trying.” You can hear her music at www.myspace.com/mamachill.
Watford Observer, p 41
The impact of M.E.
Lainey Pellow, 17, was diagnosed with M.E. aged 11 following a bout of glandular flu three years previously. Lisa Hoyle, 19, became ill with M.E. following viral meningitis. They talk about the impact of the illness, which Action for M.E. says affects 25,000 children and young people in the UK.
Huddersfield Daily Examiner, p 24-25
Lupus often mistaken for M.E.
Sara Millgan, who has lupus, has set up her own photography studio. Lupus is a chronic illness that can often be mistaken for M.E., and can go undetected for many years.
Colchester Gazette, p 24
Support in Tameside
New group Tameside Fibromyalgia and CFS Support will hold its first meeting at Ashton Fire Station on 26 July at 10.30am. For more information, call Diane on 07545 565951 or Yvonne on 07815 440276.
Tameside Reporter, p 16
Support in Worcestershire
Worcestershire M.E. Support Group invites people with M.E. and fibromyalgia, and their families and carers, to join them for help and support. For more information, see www.worcsmegroup.weebly.com.
Droitwich Standard, p 11
Set up my own business
Nicky Gentle, 36, had to give up her job at the Prudential after being diagnosed with M.E. After taking a part-time bookkeeping course, she set up her own business.
Slough & South Bucks Observer (Business Review), p 4
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