Thursday, May 19, 2011

Urgent Message from Pat Fero


You may be receiving this e mail twice. (My address book is a mess and 
I have not updated my contact 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 

Please vote.



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.


STEP-BY-STEP Instructions:

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.

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 


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