My 30th birthday fundraiser

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Hello, friends! I turn 30 very soon and would greatly appreciate if you could donate to my fundraiser for Emerge Australia. Emerge is the leading ME/CFS society in Australia and does so much good work for people with ME/CFS; both supporting them personally and advocating politically. In their own words:

Emerge Australia exists to give hope and help to people living with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome.

Emerge have affected me personally through the support they offered both myself and my family when I was incredibly unwell. I have taken chronic illness management courses with them, and my family and I found their volunteer helpline and personal aid (I think now defunct?) invaluable during times of health crises.

In recent times, they have set up a telehealth nurse to offer free consults with ME/CFS patients, including helping with NDIS applications, and have also advocated for ME/CFS patients to be on List B for NDIS (their applications would carry more weight). This fundraising will also go towards developing GP education modules, one of which has just been released (so if you know a GP, let them know!).

1 in 100 Australians are estimated to have ME/CFS. 25% of people with ME/CFS are housebound/bedbound. 50 yrs as recognition as a neurological disorder by the World Health Organisation.

ME/CFS sorely lacks advocacy and research funding, so anything you can contribute would be welcome.

Donate here.

You can read more about Emerge on their website.


EDIT: I can’t see names on the donations, so if you’ve donated and want to let me know, please leave a comment!

Author: Siobhan S

30 something, living in country Australia. Spoonie profile: ME/CFS, dysautonomia, anxiety. All about sewing, knitting and food. Unapologetic disability advocate.

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