You may be receiving this e mail twice. (My address book is a mess and
I have not updated my contact list...so my apology...but please read
You may not be involved with anyone who has neuroimmune disease, but
please read on.
In THE LAST 10 years, public health agencies have spent about $3.64
per patient per year for research on chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS),
much of which is on psychological factors of fatigue and on coping
mechanisms. CFS is not about being tired. It is a disease that
affects every organ system and people have head to toe symptoms. In
fact, patients die from early onset diseases of the elderly. We need
biological research. We are 3 generations into this illness. In 2011,
we see grandparents, their sons or daughters, and their children sick
with CFS and other related neuroimmune diseases. People are dying and
yet few doctors know how to help patients.
The Whittemore Peterson Institute (WPI), located on the Reno medical
school campus at Nevada State University recognizes the debilitating
effects of neuroimmune disease on the entire family. WPI recognizes
the large number of young adults and kids who are suffering from such
awful symptoms that they cannot live on their own, attend school and/
or work to support themselves.
If the words don't do it for you, take a look at this video:
On May 10, I read Ben's testimony to the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Advisory Committee in Washington, DC. This Rochester, NY TV report
WISCONSIN ME/CFS ASSOCIATION, INC.
Round 2 of Chase Community Giving has begun!
The Whittemore Peterson Institute (WPI) is 1 out of 100 charities that
won a $25,000.00 grant during the first round of Chase Community
Giving. Now, WPI is competing for a $500,000.00 grant, and you can help!
IF YOU ARE ON FACEBOOK, please cast your vote, and ask your Facebook
friends to vote. Vote for WPI by following the instructions below
beginning today. The contest ends next week Wednesday, May 25th, 9 pm
IF you are not on Facebook, please forward this message to your
friends who may be Facebook users.
1. From your Facebook page, go to Chase Community Giving:
2. "Like" Chase Community Giving by clicking on the "Like" button.
3. Now search for Whittemore Peterson Institute for Neuro-Immune
4. Cast your vote for WPI by clicking the "Vote Now!" button.
5. Please remember our neuro-immune disease community and share in the
Love and Giving by voting for other organizations who speak to your
heart -- you can vote for up to 5 organizations per Facebook account.
CHASE COMMUNITY GIVING: BIG IDEA
The Whittemore Peterson Institute for Neuro-Immune Disease (WPI) was
created to answer a critical need for discovery and medical treatments
for those with serious illnesses that impact the body and the brain.
These often debilitating and life-long diseases, including M.E., CFS,
fibromyalgia, post Lyme disease, GWI and autism, have too few medical
solutions. WPI continues to make significant strides through the work
of our innovative research program. Translating novel research into
effective patient treatments for millions around the world will begin
with the opening of our 10,000 sq. ft. medical facility. Here we can
engage in revealing clinical trials and provide onsite care to those
who are unable to afford care. We require funding for initial expenses
and to establish a patient fund. WPI's commitment to discovery has
already inspired much hope worldwide. Now it is time to put hope into
action by offering meaningful patient care to these underserved