A Message from Jennie Jacques
Time is Running Out to Support #MayMomentum!
Jennie Jacques is an OMF Ambassador, actress, and person with ME/CFS.
Today, she shares the following message:
In support of May Momentum’s final week, I politely ask you to please donate any spare change you can to help fund the science behind
multi-system chronic, complex diseases (msCCD) such as ME/CFS and Long COVID.
I am asking for help, only from those who can, of course. If you are in a position to contribute financially, please know that many chronic
illness warriors will be beyond grateful. And every little bit counts.
There are #MillionsMissing from their lives due to multi-system chronic, complex diseases. It is heartbreaking that many more are
being diagnosed with ME/CFS off the back of Long COVID.
I decided to share some photos of my “better days” with this rather than attempt to capture or show you the worst. I think I would be in the category of mild-moderate ME/CFS. It fluctuates, but even so, my life remains extraordinarily limited.
I have only had a small taste of severe ME/CFS, but I can vouch that any level of this illness can be vicious.
One of these pictures shows off a moonstone necklace from my best friend. It reminds me to channel my fierce inner goddess while carrying the meaning of “new beginnings.”
Any person dealing with this is just a human who wants better days. They are mothers, fathers, brothers, or sisters hoping to get back to living & creating memories.
The only way we can truly make a difference alongside validation is to fund the science.
In the final days of May Momentum, please join me in supporting OMF – and here is a toast to better days ahead.
Read more about Jennie’s story:
Written by Sean O’ Neill, as published in The Times
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