Posted on 1 May 2011 by Dr John H Greensmith,
ME Free For All.org:
Kay Gilderdale has many reasons to be more than merely cross, two-and-a-half years after the death of her precious daughter Lynn, who suffered severely with M.E (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) and for whom she cared, as only a loving mother can, for 17 years (‘I still feel cross’ says mother of tragic Lynn, Kent and Sussex Courier, 22 April 2011).
There have been no material changes to prevent repeat tragedies. There is still no public funding for biomedical research into the same proven post mortem neurological inflammation found not only in Lynn but fellow M.E sufferer, Sophia Mirza, also from Sussex, who died in 2005. There is no change in emphasis on M.E. as a psychiatric or somatoform illness, for which there never was any justification.
Although we must have the admittedly important public debate about assisted suicide, it must not be allowed to eclipse the crucial matter of M.E. that has been hidden away behind closed doors for decades.
Dr John H Greensmith
ME Free For All.org