Most people will not become interested or active in efforts surrounding a medical condition
can imagine what it would be like to have it. Profiles about life with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) are important because they give those unfamiliar with the illness an accurate picture
of the toll it takes on individual lives.
Sharing personal stories also gives patients a voice. Award-winning author and person
with CFIDS (PWC)
Floyd Skloot says, "Some of us have been silent because of the hopelessness of overcoming both symptoms
and perceptions… We need to share our experience, to say what it is like to be a PWC. The act of communication
serves both speaker and hearer."
Many people with CFS, including several well-known celebrities with CFS, have spoken out about their experiences in order to advance knowledge and understanding of the illness.
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