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Washington Woman Seeks To Change Narrative On Disease

Thursday 23 May 2019


From US news outlet The Washington Daily News:


Colleen Steckel
ON DISPLAY: In the entryway to Brown Library, a display
dedicated to Myalgic Encephalomyelitis offers visitors
a chance to learn about a sometimes-misunderstood
condition. Colleen Steckel, pictured, lives with ME
and has made it her mission to grow public awareness
and provide support for those suffering from the disease.

Washington woman seeks to change narrative on disease

By Matt Debnam
May 21, 2019
© 2019, Washington Daily News.

For Colleen Steckel, energy is a precious commodity. She’s one of an estimated 1 million people in the United States who suffer from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, an often misunderstood and sometimes misdiagnosed neuro-immune disease that can have devastating impacts on the body.

ME, for short, is a neuro-immune disease that impacts the body in multiple ways — persistent fatigue, heart problems, sleep dysfunction and a weakened immune system are some of the symptoms Steckel and others suffering from the disease face regularly.

This month marks ME Awareness Month, and Steckel is doing her part to raise awareness of, and dispel misconceptions surrounding, the disease.


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