A must watch video

Five years ago, TED Fellow Jennifer Brea became progressively ill with myalgic encephalomyelitis, commonly known as chronic fatigue syndrome, a debilitating illness that severely impairs normal activities and on bad days makes even the rustling of bed sheets unbearable. In this poignant talk, Brea describes the obstacles she's encountered in seeking treatment for her condition, whose root causes and physical effects we don't fully understand, as well as her mission to document through film the lives of patients that medicine struggles to treat.

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  • I have watched this video and found it really moving. Jennifer gives an intelligent and heart-felt account of her experience and I want everybody, especially medical practitioners,to watch this. It can only help more people to understand what it's like to have this life-changing illness.

  • Calmly describes life that could have been a rant without the grace and dignity shown.

  • Way past a time when this disease should have a serious science answer on what is wrong with me question.

    Nothing is as certain as not finding something that is not been looked for.

  • Thank you for speaking for so many of the missing.

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