Monday, May 9, 2011

ME/CFS Community to President Obama: Help!

When Courtney Miller asked President Obama about the abysmal state of funding for ME/CFS research, he said,  “Now, I will confess to you that, although I’ve heard of chronic fatigue syndrome, I don’t have expertise in it. But based on the story that you told me, what I promise I will do when I get back is I will have the National Institute of Health explain to me what they’re currently doing and start seeing if they can do more on this particular ailment. Okay?”  To see the exchange for yourself, fast-forward to 46:50 in the following video:

My latest activist cartoon is a followup to Courtney’s question.  It’s meant to be faxed by Billions and Billions of people, along with their own messages, to President Obama.  Click on the image to see it full-size, and head to this link at the ME/CFS Patient Alliance forum for instructions on downloading the file and faxing.  (You do not need a fax machine to participate!)

Please re-post the Obama cartoon on blogs, forums, and websites.  Give my name, link back to Heaven In My Foot, and—most importantly—link to the instructions for faxing it to Obama.

(Thanks to Lynn and Tina for their work on this! and to Lynn for the idea to do it!)


  1. as always....perfect, priscilla! im going to send your latest cartoon - along with my comment to my president. i want HIM to know how i feel..after so many long years of being ill with me/cfs myself - i must now watch my 60 year old husband painfully struggle with a new diagnosis! (and few possibilities for treatment)...when he should be basking in a hard earned retirement - after working as a responsible and useful united states citizen for nearly 40 years! (paying taxes and contributing to society all his adult life!)
    i think i'll tell him about that.

  2. Well done, Priscilla. I love it!

  3. This is great, Priscilla! I'm going to repost it a few places. Here's a trick for you: You can link to a specific time within a YouTube video. There's a handy website that'll help you do it.

    And here's a link to the video at that point:


  4. I linked to your wonderful blog in mine - hope that's OK.
    And yes, if the US puts its shoulders on this research, it could help!! As you write, hope is important!
    XXX wish you strength & courage & joy in life!

  5. This great blog with interesting drawings. Hope you don't mind if I repost your blog.


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