Society Logo
ME/CFS Australia Ltd
Please click here to donate ME/CFS South Australia Inc

Registered Charity 3104


Mailing address:

PO Box 322,
Modbury North,
South Australia 5092

1300 128 339

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday,
10am - 4pm

ME/CFS South Australia Inc supports the needs of sufferers of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and related illnesses. We do this by providing services and information to members.


ME/CFS South Australia Inc aims to keep members informed of various research projects, diets, medications, therapies, news items, etc. All communication, both verbal and written, is merely to disseminate information and not to make recommendations or directives.

Unless otherwise stated, the views expressed on this Web site are not necessarily the official views of the Society or its Committee and are not simply an endorsement of products or services.

Become a Member
DOCX Application Form (Word, 198 KB)
Why become a member?

Couple Complete Their Incredible Journey

Sunday 1 December 2019


From US newspaper the Lewiston Tribune:


Travis Nichols and Laura DeLand
above: Travis Nichols and Laura DeLand embrace at the
U.S.-Canadian border as they pose for a photo Nov. 2,
after finishing the 3,000-mile Continental Divide Trail.

Couple complete their incredible journey

Spokane hikers cover 3,100-mile Continental Divide Trail, overcoming snow, storms and chronic fatigue syndrome

By Eli Francovich of the Spokesman-Review
November 29, 2019
© Copyright 2019 Lewiston Morning Tribune.

Toward the end of November 2002, Lauren DeLand’s body started to ache. Her head hurt. She was fatigued. Barely able to get up in the mornings, she slept most days, flip-flopping between the bed and the couch.

The athletic and driven 20-year-old studying pre-med at Eastern Washington University wasn’t worried. She had the flu. She’d recover.

Except, she didn’t.

Now, 17 years, 8,000 miles and 1 million vertical feet later, she still struggles with those symptoms — a never-ending flu of sorts — also known as chronic fatigue syndrome.

“It totally ripped apart my life,” DeLand said. “It took away everything I knew or identified as. And one of those things was being an athlete.”

Which made Nov. 2 all the more remarkable.

On that day, the 37-year-old stepped from Montana into Canada, thus completing a six-month continuous hike from Mexico to Canada. It was her third long-distance thru-hike since 2016.


Full article…



blog comments powered by Disqus
Previous Previous Page