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UK Teen Tells How Life Changing Illness Kept Her Bed-Bound For Nine Months

Wednesday 15 May 2019


From UK news outlet Staffordshire Live:


Maddie Sharpe
Maddie Sharpe has spoken to Staffordshire Live
about her daily struggles.
(Image: Maddie Sharp)

Stafford teen tells how life changing illness kept her bed bound for NINE months

The brave 18-year-old is raising awareness about the condition

By Nigel Slater
14 May 2019
© 2019 Local World.

A Stafford teenager who was home-bound for two years and had to miss school due to suffering from a life changing illness is now running her own business after showing remarkable bravery.

Maddie Sharpe, now 18, was unable to get out of bed for nine months when she was diagnosed with an illness called M.E at the age of 13.

Her symptoms were so severe that at the age of 13, she had to rely on her mum to shower her everyday and change her clothes.

The illness, which affects around 250,000 people across the UK, stands for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and is described as “a devastating multi-illness which causes energy depletion and severe physical and cognitive limitations”.

Fighting the illness was hard as it made Maddie very tired everyday – sometimes when she had done little activity - but she managed to start college in 2016 and did two years part time. Though a struggle this got Maddie back on track.

And now Maddie, with the help of her family, is using her skills and courage to run her own business which involves designing metal artwork.


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