Cindy Siegel (Shepler) lived and loved her new life in the City by the Bay and relentlessly pursued medical answers while there. By 1993, in her mid-30s, the lack of adequate treatment forced her to leave a successful life and career in the healthcare industry and return to her hometown of Knoxville. Please be aware of this devastating disease and show compassion when you encounter people who have it – they are most likely much more ill than you realize. And when you have the opportunity, please let your healthcare providers and government officials know that people with ME/ CFS desperately need their help.
Cindy was a source of hope and friendship to so many in the ME/CFS community and will be dearly missed.