Thursday, 1 May 2014

Making the invisible, visible

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Hey :)

May is invisible illness Awarness month, and I am doing this blog to raise awareness for 2 conditions which I suffer from - ME and EDS.

What is ME? ME stands for myalgic encephamelitis and is a neurological disease. There's no cure + has many many symptoms from headaches to paralysis. Il explain more on the symptoms later

What is EDS? EDS is Elhers-Danlos syndrome. It's a connective tissue disorder and I have Type 3, which is the hypermobile category.

What am I doing for awareness week this year? Most of you know I usually do crazy things to raise lots of money, especially for ME Awareness week. Last year I  zip wired off the Tyne bridge and was interviewed by ITV, which was plain amazing! This year, my hope was to top it by skydiving, but my doctor informed me I'd 'literally break' and wouldn't sign the medical form.. SO, the next best thing is an indoor skydive my friend Brooke and I are doing to raise money for an ME charity! We are doing it in June (for health and exam reasons) but would love as much support as possible! 

What are you blogging about? I hope to do one blog a week for this month, so that'll be 4 blogs in total. 
Week 1 - symptoms + my story
Week 2 - medication, adaptations & alternative treatment
Week 3 - hopefully my first ever video blog
Week 4 - what I can do and what I've gained from having this illness

I hope this informs people about the illnesses and by no means do I ever do this for sympathy. I want to change people's views, open their eyes, and realise how lucky you really are. Never take anything for granted. Follow my blogs this month and show your support for all the sufferers out there.

Kate x

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