23 March 2012
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
Leanna nominated for role model award
A woman described as a leading light in her community, who had to give up her burgeoning career in radio because of her worsening M.E., has been nominated in the Life Change category of the Leeds Black Awards which recognise black role models. Leanna Benjamin, who has recently started a jewellery making business with her mother, says her Christian faith helps keep her spirit up.
The Voice, p 18
Louise is mum in a million
Mother Louise Acton has won a ‘Mum in a million’ award after being nominated by her 14-year-old son Liam who was diagnosed with M.E. three years ago. She said of her son, “He has shown great courage through this nightmare illness where he is in severe daily pain and that’s what makes me most proud of him.”
Macclesfield Express, p 12
Need to separate
Before we can treat M.E. effectively it needs to be separated from CFS, writes Dr John H Greensmith of the ME Community Trust.org in a letter to the Editor.
Gloucestershire Echo, p 8
Talk on alternative healing
Members of the Horsley and Coxbench Women’s Institute heard a talk on alternative healing by Victoria Beacon who said she first turned to such therapies to help her daughter who has M.E.
Ripley and Heanor News, p 14
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