President Obama made a promise to us.
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?”
To make sure he knows how important this is, let’s send this cartoon message (see link below), hand-drawn just for this occasion by Priscilla Gilman (a patient who is severely afflicted by ME/CFS). We are asking patients, their families, friends and loved ones to fax President Obama the cartoon and a brief message. This is easy and simple.
1. Download the cartoon to your computer: Go to http://mcwpa.org/wp-content/uploads/201 ... artoon.pdf
Then on the top menu bar, click on “File” and then click on “Save Page As” or “Save a Copy” and save it to your computer desktop.
2. Optional: Download the personal text message (if you would like to send a personal message in addition to the cartoon). Go to http://mcwpa.org/wp-content/uploads/201 ... l-note.txt Customize it to what you would like to say (including your own name in the signature). Then on the top menu bar, click on “File” and then click on “Save As” and save it to your computer desktop.
3. Fax both pages to President Obama. His fax number is 202-456-2461.
You can fax from your computer for free. Go to http://www.faxorama.com.
a) Fill in the Sender and Receiver information. The sender is you. The receiver is “President Barack Obama.” The receiver fax number is 202-456-2461. We suggest you to put in the “Comment” box a short message such as: “Sick since _______. Please fund ME/CFS research.” (There is a character limit.) Only the windows with an asterisk must be filled out.
b) Click on the “Browse” button under “Fax Information”. Find and attach the file(s) that you saved on your computer desktop.
c) Copy the confirmation code and click on "Send free fax now".
d) You will receive a confirmation email. Click on the link in the confirmation email in order to send the fax. You will receive another email when your fax is sent.
Thank you for participating in this campaign. Check out Priscilla's other work here: http://www.heaveninmyfoot.com/ (After you send Obama the fax)