Mary Gelpi

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Mary Gelpi is a patient advocate who has lived with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) since high school when she was a gymnast. She had a period of remittance of about 70% and was able to get a journalist degree at Louisiana State University. She relapsed at age 26 and now writes the blog 25pillsaday. Her mother Candy Gelpi, a former ER nurse, also suffers from the disease.[1]

Advocacy[edit | edit source]

Along with her blog 25pillsaday, Mary started the change.org petition Increase Funding For ME/CFS So We Can Find a Cure which rapidly garnered signatures.[2]

Interviews[edit | edit source]

Mary discussed her disease and its funding on her local news station in the segment: Living with chronic fatigue syndrome: Woman struggles with the 'invisible disease' - WVUE Fox 8 New Orleans

Online presence[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

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