On Jul 13, 2015, she released a YouTube video in which she discussed that after six years of symptoms, she was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). The trigger most likely was glandular fever, also known as mononucleosis.
As a result, other viewers opened up about their diagnoses with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), starting a wave of support, experience sharing, and awareness online. Many young people commented on her social media sites that their symptoms were similar prompting them to seek out medical care.
Online presence[edit | edit source]
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References[edit | edit source]
- "Emma Blackery". Wikipedia. October 11, 2018.
- "Emma Blackery". YouTube. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
- Blackery, Emma (July 13, 2015). "I Have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". YouTube. Emma Blackery.
- Keane, Jack (July 17, 2015). "RE: I Have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". YouTube. Jack Keane.
- Spurlock, Christopher (August 22, 2015). "I have CFS". YouTube. Hoodie.
- "On Emma Blackery and CFS". YouTube. My Charlie Quinn. July 25, 2015.
- Cricket, Emily (August 4, 2015). "Dear Emma Blackery, from Emily Cricket | Veda 3". YouTube. Emily Cricket.
- Blackery, Emma. "Log In or Sign Up to View". www.facebook.com. Retrieved October 12, 2018.