Share your Story: Annika Carlson

Name: Annika Carlson Missing Since: 2016 Location: Dallas, Texas   “21 years old. The age of fun and freedom as an adult right? Not if you have ME. Wake up. 10 hours of sleep. Not rested. Breakfast in bed. Every meal in bed actually. Maybe shower if I have the energy. Tired from shower. Back to bed. […]


Share your Story: Anil van der Zee

Name: Anil van der Zee Missing Since: 2007 Location: Amsterdam   “Praised from the dark. Being alone on stage, you really don’t see audience. The first 2 rows might be visible, however the rest is as obscured as the dark night. Possibly their cries and sounds reach your ears on stage, but for sure, they are felt. Their presence […]


Introducing Blue Ribbon Fellow: Kelly Gaunt

Here is a Q & A from Kelly Gaunt, who partnered with Kristina Gemayel in a DNA study of ME patients. They used social media as a recruitment tool to gather genetic information for the future use of genetic studies. Kelly’s research continues today as she currently seeks bigger platforms to gather data. Read about […]


Share your Story: Sally Richardson

Name: Sally Richardson Missing Since: January, 2014. Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom   “My husband had a serious stroke in 2014 and I ended up looking after him and having to return to work full-time to make mortgage payments. A year later, my pet rabbit and best friend died suddenly in the same week, followed by the death […]


Share your Story: Fiona M

Name: Fiona M Missing Since: 2010 Location: Australia     “The signs were there, long ago. In my last year at university, I developed stubborn bouts of tonsillitis. Later that year, I got a fever, was sick for 10 days, and lost a lot of weight. A doctor said, “It’s like the flu, but it’s not the flu.” […]

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