21 September 2011
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
Discrimination against daughter with M.E.
In a letter to the editor, Liz Wood describes how her daughter, who has M.E. and uses a wheelchair, was treated at the local Job Centre when the family went to support Liz’s son, who has Asperger's Syndrome, when he signed on. “Where we were sitting we were told that it was just for customers and that they get very busy and could I move my daughter over by the door. My daughter spoke up and said she would get cold by the door. The woman said next time bring a coat with us. That is discrimination for sure and it isn't the first time we have come across discrimination regarding my daughter, and I don't expect it will be the last.”
Bristol Evening Post, online
Baking cupcakes for Big Brother
Lucy Clark, who owns St Albans bakery Heaven is a cupcake, has been asked to bake around 40 cupcakes a week to supply housemates in Channel 5 reality show Big Brother. Lucy has M.E. and has to pace herself every day to make sure she can rest as well as bake.
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