Winners of the P.A.N.D.O.R.A. 2007 International Advocacy Video Contest were announced on Awareness Day, May 12

The winning videos in two categories – Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advocacy and Fibromyalgia Advocacy – were chosen from a field of six international finalists by a popular vote of viewers at the website of the Patient Alliance for NeuroEndocrineImmune Disorders for Research & Advocacy (P.A.N.D.O.R.A.), founded by Marly C. Silverman. The winners, as announced in the May 12 P.A.N.D.O.R.A. Newsletter, are:

Winner Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Category
Title: Monkeys with Wings
Director and Writer: Rik Carlson
Producer, Music: Michael Thurston

The story of a prominent businessman in Vermont, whose successful life was interrupted by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). The video highlights the special connection to "monkeys with wings" – (gargoyles) strategically placed at his place of business – and how they relate to his life journey. His supporting website is:

Monkeys with Wings had logged 1,138 viewers at the time votes were tallied. To view this video, go to

Winner Fibromyalgia Category
Title: Living with Fibromyalgia
Producer & Director: Nick Easter

The story of a young girl named Holly Fraser, who has to endure a life with the incurable disease Fibromyalgia. Her mother's concern, love and caring support touches the heart of every parent who has a child diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Her supporting web site is

Living with Fibromyalgia had logged 3,745 viewers at the time votes were tallied. To view this video, go to

P.A.N.D.O.R.A. is a nonprofit 501 c 3 charitable organization, headquartered in Florida. It is dedicated to research and advocacy for CFS/ME and FM patients, and also embraces “persons who have been diagnosed with Gulf War syndrome, multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), multiple sclerosis (MS) and other related illnesses.”

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