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Spokane Woman Grateful For Support System In Fighting Debilitating Illness

Thursday 19 December 2019


From US television station KHQ Q6:


Kelsey Glynn
Kelsey Glynn

Spokane woman grateful for support system in fighting debilitating illness

By Sydnee Stelle, KHQ Local News Reporter/Weather Forecaster
December 17, 2019
© Copyright 2019 KHQ.

SPOKANE, Wash. - It's more common than MS, it's incredibly debilitating, and you've probably never heard of it.

It's called ME/CFS, or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

It's strikes down busy, successful people like Kelsey Glynn.

Kelsey was born and raised in Spokane, graduated from Whitworth University and went on to secure a highly-coveted position at Nike in Portland. Just after graduating college, she started to notice something was wrong.

"I started having stomach problems and it was just like kind of annoying, but then it like gradually got worse, so I had to cut back on activities. After about a year of that, I was diagnosed with Celiac [disease]," Kelsey said.

She was grateful to have found an answer and cut out gluten completely, but she only got worse. It took more than a year and around 30 different doctors before she finally heard about ME/CFS.

"I was reading about it, and it was like, the boogeyman for me. I was like, just anything but that, please let me have anything but that," Kelsey said.

There's no treatment or cure for ME/CFS, and it's incredibly debilitating. She lived in Portland with her fiancé, but recently moved home with her parents for a little while so she could have full-time care.


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