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Overcoming M.E., A Daughter's Struggle To Find Treatment Locally For Severe Pain

Thursday 21 November 2019


From US newspaper The Dickinson Press:


Jenna Montgomery
Jenna Montgomery, center, struggles daily with the
symptoms of myalgic encephalomyelitis. Finding care
providers locally who even understand the condition has
been impossible. With her mother, Virginia Alexander,
and husband, Ben Montgomery, they work to create
greater awareness of the condition.
(Submitted Photo)

Overcoming M.E., a daughter's struggle to find treatment locally for severe pain

Written By: Brandon L. Summers
November 19th, 2019
© The Dickinson Press and Forum Communications Company.

Nothing is more frustrating and heartbreaking than being unable to help someone who is in great pain, especially when that person is a loved one.

For Virginia Alexander, that person is her daughter, Jenna Alexander-Montgomery.

Jenna, 28, suffers from myalgic encephalomyelitis, a more severe version of chronic fatigue syndrome.

Alexander works now to create greater awareness of the disease and her daughter's difficulty in getting the treatment she needs.

"People just don't get it," she said. "If you throw the word 'cancer' out there, people would get it, but because it's not cancer and it's something nobody's familiar with, we just don't get the response to the fundraisers we've tried to do to help her financially through what's she going through."


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