Sunday, August 22, 2010

Whittemore Peterson Institute: An Introduction

The above video, created by Peter Cairns, was presented at the August 21, 2010 public opening of the Whittemore Peterson Institute (WPI). It describes the inspiration behind the WPI's creation, the amazing dedication of all its members, and the incredible progress and accomplishments it has already achieved. It also recognizes ME/CFS as a serious neuro-immune disease, and acknowledges the extreme devastation it can have on its patients.

Jim and I were contacted and asked (along with many others) if we'd like to contribute photos, and we were honored to participate.

The Whittemore Peterson Institute is a true new beacon of hope for millions of patients all around the globe. It seems new beginnings are finally ahead!


  1. Laurel Thanks for posting this video of such an amazing happening the opening of the WPI.
    Thanks for taking part you and Jim and all the other patients, providing their photos and personal details so that we can educate people about this terrible illness.

  2. Laurel,

    Thank you for participating! This video is so important for so many reasons, and I hope it's the first of many. Congratulations to the WPI! What a week!


  3. Awesome video!!

    Apparently the PNAS paper comes out today!! What a week this has been!

  4. thanks for taking the time to post this video laurel!

  5. Thanks, everyone. :-) Exciting week indeed!