Whitney Dafoe

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Whitney before becoming ill with ME

Whitney Dafoe is the son of Dr. Ronald Davis and Dr. Janet Dafoe and is severely affected by myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS).

Prior to becoming very severely ill, Dafoe was an adventurer who loved photography and traveled extensively. His journeys took him to all 50 states, India, Nepal, and Ecuador.[1]

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Whitney has a very severe form of ME. He can no longer speak nor handle contact with anyone but his parents due to visual dysfunction

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  1. http://stanmed.stanford.edu/2016spring/the-puzzle-solver.html
  2. Dafoe, Whitney (Jul 10, 2015). "Invisible Illness - Stories of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". YouTube. Palo Alto Online. 
  3. Tucker, Miriam (Oct 5, 2015). "With his son terribly ill, a top scientist takes on chronic fatigue syndrome". Washington Post. Retrieved Oct 13, 2018. 
  4. "Scientist dad searches for cure for sick son, Newshour - BBC World Service". BBC. Oct 19, 2015. Retrieved Oct 13, 2018. 
  5. Tucker, Miriam (Nov 4, 2015). "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Research Gains Funding, And Controversy". NPR.org. NPR. Retrieved Oct 13, 2018. 
  6. White, Tracie (2016). "The puzzle solver". Stanford Medicine. Retrieved Oct 13, 2018. 
  7. "Therein Lies your Calling • Stephanie Land". Stephanie Land. Mar 24, 2016. Retrieved Oct 13, 2018. 
  8. Dafoe, Whitney (May 2, 2016). "Whitney Dafoe Palo Alto Online 2015 video - short". YouTube. Mary Dimmock. 
  9. Land, Stephanie (Oct 24, 2016). "The Love of a Thousand Muskoxen: Grieving a Love Lost to Time and Sickness". Longreads. Retrieved Oct 13, 2018. 

Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - 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.

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.

The information provided at this site is not intended to diagnose or treat any illness.
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