Naomi Whittingham lives in the UK with a severe case of ME. She became ill at age 12 with a routine virus and never recovered.
What it's like to live with severe ME
The Telegraph - By: Naomi Whittingham
"Ordinarily, illness is measured in days or weeks; and for the unfortunate months or even years. Then there are those of us for whom illness, pain and suffering is measured in decades. This is my twenty-fifth year of being ill: a quarter of a century spent mostly in housebound, bed-bound isolation."
BBC Radio Bristol - Interview By: John Darvall
"Naomi from Hanham was diagnosed with ME when she was just 12, a condition that for Naomi has controlled her life for the last 25 years.
John Darvall has been to see Naomi and her family to find out the impact it's had."
John Darvall Blog
"When I knocked on the door to interview Naomi I knew little about ME other than its dodgy reputation and the questions about whether it was actually a real illness. When I left Naomi’s parents home where she lives, having spoken to her, her mother and brother for an hour I cried."
Naomi appeared in the documentary Voices from the Shadows.