Author Emily Collingridge lived with severe ME for 24 years and died in hospital on the 18th March 2012 at the age of 30. Her book Severe ME/CFS: A Guide to Living was written at great cost to her health to ‘make the lives of those affected by severe ME easier’ and to be ‘a guiding light in the darkness’. In 2011, following a serious relapse she published a letter pleading for research and appropriate support for people with severe ME.
Our hearts go out to her stunned family. All of us at WAMES echo her plea: Please put an end to the abandonment of people with severe ME and give us all real reason to hope.
ME is often dismissed – but sufferers like Emily Collingridge are dying (Guardian article)