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Carol Head Named 2017 Health Hero By O, The Oprah Magazine

Tuesday 13 December 2016


From the Solve ME/CFS Initiative (via email):


O, the Oprah Magazine

Carol Head Named 2017 Health Hero by O, The Oprah Magazine

December 12, 2016

SMCI President Carol Head has been honored by O, The Oprah Magazine as a 2017 “Health Hero," one of fourteen “visionaries who are healing bodies, minds, and communities.” Go here to see the article.

Although we would have preferred a more substantive piece (and inclusion of "myalgic encephalomyelitis," or ME, as our disease name), we are touched that Oprah has recognized the importance of featuring this devastating disease. With over 2.4 million paid subscribers, being featured in O, The Oprah Magazine is much-needed exposure for our disease.

Carol humbly accepts this honor in the name of the hundreds of advocates who work for recognition of this disease and the millions of patients who continue to suffer.


From the Oprah Magazine article:

The Tireless Advocate
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is the Rodney Dangerfield of diseases: It gets next to no respect. “We’re all fatigued” is the response Carol Head sometimes hears when she tells people she’s fundraising on behalf of CFS. “They don’t realize it’s a debilitating condition affecting up to two and a half million Americans,” she says. Since becoming the president of the nonprofit Solve ME/CFS Initiative in 2013, Head has fought attempts to ax federal funding for research, called for a more legitimate-sounding name for the disorder, and orchestrated a public awareness campaign with a video in Times Square—where up to one and a half million people a day learned about a disease that makes people sick, not just sleepy.
– C.P.


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