President Obama Commits to Learn More About CFS

Policy Matters | 25. Apr, 2011 by | 0 Comments

From: Robert Miller and family

Last week, President Obama made a promise to all ME/CFS patients and their families at a Town Hall meeting in Reno. (See CNN article  and YouTube video of the event.

Mr. Obama stated: “Now, I will confess to you that, although I’ve heard of chronic fatigue syndrome, I don’t have expertise in it. But based on the story that you told me, (Courtney Miller) what I promise I will do when I get back is I will have the National Institute of Health explain to me what they’re currently doing and start seeing if they can do more on this particular ailment. Okay?”


Courtney Miller

So, it’s time to let President Obama know we appreciate his personal attention and promise by sending him a brief thank you for looking into our ignored illness. The more he hears from us, the more he will understand the gravity of our situation. We ask patients, their families, friends and loved ones to email President Obama at this link: It is a “Fill-In Page” which makes it easy. Select “Health Care” for the subject.

Please make your letter brief and to the point. I have provided an example below:

Dear Mr. President,

I wish to thank you for your promise to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) patients at the recent Reno Town Hall Meeting, when you said that you will ask NIH to explain what the institutes are doing to research our illness and encourage them to do more. I believe that scientific research on biomedical causes can restore my life.


Name: John Doe
Location: Miami, FL
Registered Voter (if applicable)
Time Ill: 12 years

April 25, 2011