Nationally syndicated columnist and author Llewellyn King has been writing for newspapers for over 50 years.
Recently, he has written about the plight of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome sufferers. King says in 2010 he made more friends than in all of his life simply because he has taken up the cause of his ME/CFS-afflicted readers who have been sending him their disheartening stories.
He describes the human suffering of those affected and their loved ones as “incalculable in its awful impact.” King says that in 50 years he has never received so much mail that “has so consumed the thought process and torn at the heart.”
Most diseases, King points out, have lobbies and associations to push for federal funding, and they also have big celebrities to help get the recognition they deserve. ME/CFS has neither of these.
King emphasizes how important it is for the medical community to take this dreadful disease seriously in order for it to attract research dollars.
Follow the links to Llewellyn King’s articles:
- (Sept. 21, 2010) The Awful Disease Washington Forgot (26 comments)
- (Oct. 8, 2010) CFS: To Suffering, Add Anger (99 comments)
- (Dec. 19 2010) How Snail Therapy Helped One Woman (19 comments)
- (Apr. 4, 2011) Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Lives Interrupted (48 comments)