Brenton Brown

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Brenton Brown (born July 1, 1973) is a worship leader, Christian singer and songwriter. Brown was born in South Africa. A scholarship brought him to the United Kingdom and he became a worship leader in Oxford in 1996. He now lives in Malibu, United States with his wife.[1]


Illness[edit | edit source]

In 2003 he woke up one morning and didn't feel well. He first thought that he had a cold or the flu. The symptoms never went away. After 6 months he decided to visited the doctor. There he got the diagnosis Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). Unable to keep working, he left for South Africa where he moved back in with his parents. During that difficult time he wrote the song Everlasting God, inspired by his struggle with Chronic fatigue syndrome.[2]

Brown's wife diagnosed with CFS[edit | edit source]

Around the same time that Brown was diagnosed with CFS, his wife Jude was also diagnosed.[3] Although CFS is not contagious, viral outbreaks have led to many being diagnosed with ME/CFS or one of the names an outbreak was given.[4]

Online presence[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A controversial term, invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, that generally refers to a collection of symptoms as “fatigue”. There have been multiple attempts to come up with a set of diagnostic criteria to define this term, but few of those diagnostic criteria are currently in use. Previous attempts to define this term include the Fukuda criteria and the Oxford criteria. Some view the term as a useful diagnostic category for people with long-term fatigue of unexplained origin. Others view the term as a derogatory term borne out of animus towards patients. Some view the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, while others view myalgic encephalomyelitis as a distinct disease.

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A controversial term, invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, that generally refers to a collection of symptoms as “fatigue”. There have been multiple attempts to come up with a set of diagnostic criteria to define this term, but few of those diagnostic criteria are currently in use. Previous attempts to define this term include the Fukuda criteria and the Oxford criteria. Some view the term as a useful diagnostic category for people with long-term fatigue of unexplained origin. Others view the term as a derogatory term borne out of animus towards patients. Some view the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, while others view myalgic encephalomyelitis as a distinct disease.

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