ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help

|
|
|
|

Trending News

New Option For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The Most Powerful Natural Antioxidant Discovered to Date - Hydroxytyrosol

Living Longer, Healthier Lives with Resveratrol

Iodine: The Forgotten Medicine

Stop Bacteria With Nature's Antibiotics

Lipoic Acid Reverses Mitochondrial Decay

Nutraceutical Update - Rhodiola

Strengthen Cell Function with Energy-Boosting Niagen

Coenzyme Q10 Helps Veterans Battle Gulf War Illness Symptoms

New Test Shows Promise in Identifying New Drugs to Treat Lyme Disease

 
Print Page
Email Article

CFIDS Association Spring Research Fundraiser Launches with Jennifer's Story

  [ 5 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • April 27, 2012


Kim McCleary, president & CEO of the CFIDS Association of America, has issued the following fundraising appeal for their new Research Institute Without Walls (RIWW). This appeal features the story of one CFS patient whose experience speaks for many – young Jennifer Wright. (Moved by Jennifer’s story, CFIDS Assoc. Scientific Director Dr. Suzanne Vernon quickly indicated she would match donations to RIWW in Jennifer’s name up to $1,000.)

___________________

Catalyst Fund Spring Campaign Launches

Together, We Can Shape a Brighter Future

Every person afflicted with chronic fatigue syndrome or CFS, and every family touched by this debilitating illness, has a powerful story to share. Always poignant, frequently heartbreaking, these stories - our stories - remind us why it’s so important that we shape a new, brighter future, together.

For Jennifer E. Wright and millions of others afflicted with CFS, the stakes have never been higher, and the breakthrough approach to research embodied in the new Research Institute Without Walls (RIWW) has never been more important.

Here is Jennifer’s story

In the summer and fall of 2009, Jennifer got married, celebrated her 24th birthday, started a new job, pursued graduate studies in industrial organizational psychology at Salem State University … and started to feel very sick.

I would collapse to the floor because my stomach was in such severe pain,” she says. “I would lie in bed screaming because I had unbearable headaches that persisted for hours. I also developed severe swallowing problems that led to substantial weight loss.”

Following months of repeated emergency room visits, a full week of hospitalization in October, and week after week in excruciating pain and agony, Jennifer was diagnosed with CFS in February 2010.

Today, Jennifer is housebound, confined to her bed 90 percent of the time.

Despite taking many medications, she continues to struggle with severe muscle pain, headaches, breathing difficulties, dizziness and nausea, as well as severe sensitivity to chemicals, light, odors, sounds and motion.

Prayer, faith, and the support of my wonderful husband and family help me get through the days,” Jennifer says. Still, “one of the hardest things to deal with is the unknown. We need answers.”

After years of conducting research in traditional ways, “the RIWW is like a reboot – a new beginning,” Jennifer continues. “Every branch of the RIWW is working collaboratively for the common goals of CFS research, and I think that every dollar contributed is being utilized to its maximum benefit. That’s why donating money to the Catalyst Fund is so important… to keep hope alive for CFS sufferers.”

The Catalyst Fund spring fundraising drive is now underway. [To donate, go to https://donate.cfids.org/Dev/Default.aspx.] All contributions help power the RIWW, which puts people at the very heart of the search for better diagnostics and treatment.  As CFIDS Association of America scientific director Dr. Suzanne Vernon explains:

We’re giving people with CFS back a stake in the future - and a role in the research that, ultimately, will impact their daily lives.”

Please watch your mail and email for campaign updates, research progress reports and more personal stories about the people who inspire all of us to be Catalysts for hope and change.

Your gift will go a long way toward accelerating the pace of discovery for effective treatment.

Help Jennifer and millions of other people afflicted with CFS reclaim their lives. Make the most generous gift you can today at https://donate.cfids.org/Dev/Default.aspx

Thank you for your generosity.

- Kim McCleary, April 25, 2012



Please Discuss This Article:   Post a Comment 



[ Be the first to comment on this article ]




 
Free Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Newsletters
Subscribe to
Our FREE
Newsletter
Subscribe Now!
Receive up-to-date ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia treatment and research news
 Privacy Guaranteed  |  View Archives

Save on Immune Support Supplements

Featured Products

Vitamin D3 Extreme™ by ProHealth Vitamin D3 Extreme™ by ProHealth
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium

Natural Remedies

The Revolutionary 'Good Fat' That Promotes Heart, Brain, Bone and Joint Health The Revolutionary 'Good Fat' That Promotes Heart, Brain, Bone and Joint Health
Are You Obtaining the Proper Enzymes? Are You Obtaining the Proper Enzymes?
The Curcumin Revolution: The Curcumin Revolution: "Golden" Ticket to Better Health
Sunshine Vitamin Has D-lightful Health Benefits Sunshine Vitamin Has D-lightful Health Benefits
Undenatured Type II Collagen - Chicken Soup for Your Joints Undenatured Type II Collagen - Chicken Soup for Your Joints

FIBROMYALGIA RESOURCES
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia 101
Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fibromyalgia Treatments
| CFS RESOURCES
What is CFS?
ME/CFS 101
ME/CFS Symptoms
ME/CFS Treatments
| FORUMS
Fibromyalgia
ME/CFS
ADVANCED MEDICAL LABS
WHOLESALE  |  AFFILIATES
GUARANTEE
CONTACT US
PRIVACY
RSS
SITE MAP
ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus
Credit Card Processing