Chardale Dotson Irvine
Chardale Dotson Irvine (1961-2015) died in Florence, Arizona at age 54 due to complications from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.
Life[edit | edit source]
Chardale was the wife of Walter Irvine III and mother of three children, Adam, Matt, and Kaycee Mackley, two step children, Amanda Falso and Walter Irvine IV, and seven grandchildren. She was a traveler at heart and the last 5 years of her life was able to travel with her husband, Walter, around the country.
Illness[edit | edit source]
Chardale was ill nearly 20 years and suffered brain damage due to untreated Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and the many incorrect medications given her.
Death[edit | edit source]
Chardale left a Last Will and Testament video. She gives her last statements as to the path she felt forced to take due to severe chronic illness and brain damage and the fact she could not get help from her insurance company.
Legacy[edit | edit source]
Kaycee Mackley has launched a Crowdrise campaign to honor her mother, Chardale (Dotson) Irvine, whose hard-fought battle with ME/CFS ended earlier this year. “I watched this illness slowly take my mother’s life, which ended Feb. 22, 2015 after suffering for over 20 years,” says Kaycee. “Since her death, I have struggled to find a way to honor her life.”
Daughter Launches Crowdrise Campaign to Honor Mother[edit | edit source]
Crowdrise campaign Kaycee Mackley has launched a Crowdrise campaign to honor her mother, Chardale (Dotson) Irvine
Videos[edit | edit source]
- Chardale Dotson Irvine Last Will and Testament video YouTube Video Posted by Walt Irvine
- Tribute to Chardale Dotson by Carol Head, President of the Solve ME/CFS Initiative
Online presence[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
myalgic encephalomyelitis (M.E.) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.