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Online hope for Eastern Bay community

Posted in 'The Beacon' Ebony Whitaker has taken his first tentative steps into a new life this week, after becoming unwell in his early twenties with the devastating chronic illness Myalgic Encephalomyelitis aka Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Whitaker has started an...

ME/CFS new information for General Practitioners.

There has been a flurry of activity in the media recently with Prof. Warren Tate, Dr Rosamund Vallings and others speaking with the media about new research in ME/CFS. The interest of the media has been piqued by Long Covid Syndrome which Dr Vallings suggests maybe...

SunLive: When ‘the horrible monster’ called on Kaye

SunLive article and video can be found here: https://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/206191-when-horrible-monster-called-on-kaye.html “Yeah, yeah, we know that.” Bev Dickson has just been reminded of some desperately dark times in her daughter’s 30-year struggle with ME,...

The Weekend Sun: When Matt thought he was going crazy

“It’s great to be able to help people, especially my lifesavers, who helped me out of the darkest place I have ever been in.” Matt Appleton’s giving back – a 40-year-old living with ME, or chronic fatigue syndrome, who’s now a volunteer field officer working with...

Radio NZ: The children left bed-bound by fatigue

Original Article can be found here: https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/the-wireless/375278/the-children-left-bed-bound-by-fatigue What do you do with a child who falls ill and is never again well enough to return to school? Felicity Monk reports on the illness striking down...

SunLive: Burning the candle at both ends?

SUNLIVE article can be found here: https://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/183324-burning-candle-at-both-ends.html Her body spoke louder than she did. Each arm movement felt like a heavy sack of potatoes and each step felt like walking with lead boots. It was a near paralytic...

SunLive: Highlighting an invisible illness

SUNLIVE Article can be found here: https://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/99641-highlighting-an-invisible-illness.html She’s vivacious and irrepressible. You’re immediately drawn to her.  Cassandra Grey’s also gorgeous – a looker with smarts – and if life hadn’t cut her such...