(Alex Woodvine pictured before and after Myalgic Encephalomyelitis)
Fundraiser for Invest in ME Research by Will Woodvine
As many of you know, ME has destroyed my youngest Son’s life and had a devastating impact on my family.
Alex is bed-bound for the vast majority of the day and is housebound the remainder of the time. He has lost the majority of his friends and feels isolated from the world. He faces a bleak and uncertain future.
My wife gave up a job she loved to care for Alex full time and this has had its own impact on her, with no time for Kathryn to live the life she should have.
Matthew, my eldest son, has also had to deal with the effect that ME has had on our family. This has not been easy for him at all, and is something that no teenager should have to deal with.
You can probably imagine the impact this has had on the family that I love, and how it makes me feel.
A father (and husband) is supposed to protect his family.
ME affects more people in the UK than Multiple Sclerosis but it is little heard of, misunderstood by the medical profession in general and there is no funded research into this chronic condition.
For my birthday this year, I’m asking for donations to INVEST in ME RESEARCH. I’ve chosen this non-profit for very obvious reasons, and I hope that you’ll consider contributing as a way of celebrating with me. Every little bit will help me reach my goal. I’ve included information about INVEST in ME RESEARCH below.
Invest in ME Research is an independent UK charity facilitating/funding a strategy of biomedical research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME or ME/CFS) and promoting better education about ME. The charity is run by volunteers – patients or parents of children with ME. No paid staff & all work is performed for free.
We are a small charity but with a growing number of supporters with big hearts and determination to get the best possible research carried out to find the cause of ME and develop treatments. investinme.org
Best Birthday Wishes to Will and thank you for your support.