Thank you for supporting this important cause.
There are an estimated 17 million people in the world who have Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome). In the the Netherlands alone, there are an estimated 44,000 to 130,000 people with ME/CFS. Patients typically need to see multiple doctors before they get properly diagnosed. There is no cure or approved treatment. 25% of ME/CFS patients are housebound or bedbound. Many are unable to even work part time. The recovery rate is estimated to be only 5%.
I am bringing the new award-winning 2017 documentary Unrest to the Dutch community. I hope to use this film to properly educate the general public and the medical community about this complex and misunderstood disease.
The goal of this fundraising campaign is to cover the costs for the screening of Unrest at the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC). I want my screening to be free and accessible to everyone. Therefore, tickets are free. I am donating my own time and some of my own funds, but I need your help since I have not been able to find sponsors to cover all of the costs. Thanks to the LUMC for donating the room!
Your donations will help to cover the following costs:
€275 screening license/DVD shipping + €560 guest speaker + €105 technical/event support personnel + €120 marketing/supplies/materials/equipment
For more information and updates, please visit the Unrest NL Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/unrestfi...
Feel free to contact me with any comments or questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your generosity and compassion.
About me: I am American, but have been living in the Netherlands since 2012. In 2013, I got sick with the flu and never fully recovered. After over three years of misdiagnoses, blood tests, and seeing more than a dozen medical and healthcare professionals, I was finally diagnosed in 2017 with ME/CFS.