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Cambridge Woman Reveals The Truth About Living With A Debilitating Illness

Thursday 9 May 2019


From UK news outlet CambridgeshireLive:


Gemma and Javier Corvalan
Gemma Corvalan, pictured with husband Javier,
describes how she copes with the debilitating condition, ME.


Cambridge woman reveals the truth about living with a debilitating illness

The condition known as ME or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome affects more than 250,000 people in the UK

By John Siddle
8 May 2019
© 2019 Local World.

A Cambridge woman with the debilitating illness 'ME' is speaking out to raise awareness of her little understood condition.

Gemma Corvalan, 31, went from being fit enough to do pull-ups to becoming bed bound with ME just months after a car crash in 2011.

She is currently cared for around the clock by her husband, Javier, 37.

Often misunderstood, the neurological condition, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, leaves sufferers in a state of unrelenting exhaustion and profound pain.

Gemma, who is speaking out as part of ME Awareness Week, which runs between May 6 and 12, said: “I now have no regular social life to speak off and have lost contact with most, if  not all, of my friends from my old life.

“I cannot leave the house by myself as I rely on a wheelchair and spend most of my time in bed, apart from the odd trip to the cinema or to visit a handful of friends.

“My days are generally spent in bed with my two little companion cats, as my husband works full time to support us.”


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