Hope for Andrew McGorrian

I received a message on my blog today from Danny McGorrian, in Northern Ireland. Danny is trying to raise funds for a treatment for his younger brother Andrew who has had ME/CFS for 3 years.

Andrew McGorrian contracted a virus and has never been the same since then. He is bedridden and sleeps for 20 hours a day. He’s only 11 years old and is in constant pain.

He can’t really do much and has not been to school for more than a year.

In the UK, the only treatment offered by doctors is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Graded Exercise Therapy (GET). Both of these treatments have been shown to dramatically cause deterioration in ME/CFS sufferers, especially to those who are severely affected like Andrew.

Fortunately, Andrew has found treatment in the United States. Dr Deckoff-Jones, who is well known in the ME/CFS community due to her blog X-RX.net, is having success treating other patients like Andrew.

Treatment for Andrew, however, is going to be expensive. That is why an amazing group of friends of Andrew’s has come together to help him. They call themselves ‘Little Acorns’.  Their name refers to the old saying ‘Great oaks from little acorns grow’.

 They are hoping not only to help Andrew but other children who suffer from this illness.

Please help raise funds for Andrew’s specialist treatment. A donation can be sent through the Paypal system via the Little Acorns website : click here.

For more information on Andrew McGorrian you can go to the Little Acorns Facebook page or watch this amazing video: .

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