Forgotten Plague

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Forgotten Plague is a 2015 documentary film about Ryan Prior, an ME/CFS patient and journalist and his journey to understand the disease.[1]

Plot[edit | edit source]

Ryan Prior’s life imploded October 22, 2006, when he was struck down by a disease that dozens of doctors were powerless to diagnose, let alone treat. Against great odds, he becomes a reporter and ventures to tell the story of his suffering and improbable recovery. He is shocked that millions globally remain sidelined by the same disease, many bedridden for decades.

Forgotten Plague is a journey into the hidden world of myalgic encephalomyelitis (chronic fatigue syndrome). It is a chilling tale of our medical system’s failures in addressing many chronic, complex diseases. Yet it is also a riveting story of science’s remarkable ability to transform medicine and improve human life itself.[2]

IMDB Page: An afflicted journalist embarks on a quest to find out why the CDC and medical system have neglected his disease and left millions sidelined from life. [3]

Interviews in documentary[edit | edit source]

Available DVD and Streaming[edit | edit source]

  • Music From The Documentary "Forgotten Plague" By: David Conley available free on Spotify.

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Featured in media reporting[edit | edit source]

Credits[edit | edit source]

Directors: Nicole Castillo... director Ryan Prior... (co-director)

Writers: Ryan Prior

Producers: Nicole Castillo ... co-producer Mona Eliassen-Taliaferro... executive producer Travis Preston ... consulting producer Ryan Prior ... executive producer / producer Justin Reilly ... senior producer Giridhar Subramanian... producer

Music: David Conley

Cinematography: Nicole Castillo

Film Editing: Travis Preston ... editor Annie Laurie Medonis... assistant editor

Sound: Nicole Castillo ... sound mixer Dan Schaefer ... sound editor

Camera and Electrical: Nicole Castillo ... camera operator

Animation: Sam Alkaitis ... animator Zakk Bottomley ... animator

Music: Henry Adams ... musician: cello David Conley ... conductor / music editor / musician: acoustic guitar / musician: keyboards Kathleen Crawford... musician: cello Melissa Loga ... composer: additional music / musician: viola Eric Roper ... music recordist Esther Tonea ... musician: cello[5]

The Blue Ribbon Foundation[edit | edit source]

In the spirit of a true grassroots organization, The Blue Ribbon Foundation started as an idea, which manifested into a documentary (Forgotten Plague), and eventually shaped a movement.

The Blue Ribbon Foundation’s mission is to foster a national public dialogue that can lead to finding the cause, cure, and prevention of neuro-immune diseases.[6]

The Blue Ribbon Fellowship[edit | edit source]

The summer between the first and second years of medical school is sometimes described as the last “free time” medical students have. However, most driven medical students will pursue research fellowships to set themselves up for success in competitive residency programs. We have launched a highly competitive fellowship in neuro-immune medicine for students from across the nation or the world to study with leaders in the field. The goal of The Blue Ribbon Fellowship is to foster a new generation of physicians devoted to solving complex neuro-immune diseases.[7]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Castillo, Nicole; Prior, Ryan, Forgotten Plague, Electric Puzzle Productions, retrieved April 24, 2021
  2. "Forgotten Plague". Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  3. Prior, Ryan; Castillo, Nicole (2015). "Forgotten Plague". IMDB.
  4. Johnson III, Bill (October 2, 2015). "Forgotten Plague: A Must See Documentary". HuffPost. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  5. Forgotten Plague (2015) - IMDb, retrieved April 24, 2021
  6. "About Us". The Blue Ribbon Foundation. November 7, 2013. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  7. "Blue Ribbon Fellowship". The Blue Ribbon Foundation. November 7, 2013. Retrieved August 10, 2018.