We invite you to read this letter of encouragement sent from a person suffering from ME / CFS. It’s about Whitney Dafoe, a severely ill ME / CFS sufferer and son of our ME / CFS Scientific Advisory Board Director, Ronald W. Davis, Phd. But the message might also be helpful to other patients.
I’ve been thinking about Whitney a lot these last couple of weeks. And every time I think of him, I send up a prayer for him. I wish he knew his suffering is not meaningless…..If there was no Whitney, there would be no Dr. Davis. And all the rest of us would not have the great blessing of hope that we do now.
I wish I could tell Whitney thank you……just a simple heartfelt THANK. YOU.
I wish I could tell him to just hold on.
I wish he knew how many of us out here are thinking about him and praying for him and urging him to JUST. KEEP. HOLDING. ON.
I wish I could tell him how grateful I am for allowing his parents and sister to share his story so that all the rest of us might benefit from it. I really want him to know his suffering will ultimately ensure that no one else will have to suffer with this terrible illness. And I honor his sacrifice.
I hope he is aware of how hard his Dad is working to find answers for us and how much has already been accomplished by the OMF. It is truly remarkable what they have assembled there! The ball is really rolling now, and I just can’t help but feel the momentum is going to keep increasing until at last we have a breakthrough. I am confident that if anyone can do this, Dr. Davis and his team can……..and will.