75% Unable to work. 25% Bed- or housebound. Only 5% recover.
“They [ME/CFS patients] experience a level of disability equal to that of patients with late-stage AIDS and patients undergoing chemotherapy…” – Dr. Nancy Klimas, ME/CFS researcher and clinician, University of Miami
“Although they are ill with a debilitating flu-like illness every day of their lives, neighbors and even friends and family insist they look 'just fine.' It’s an unfortunate fact that our culture has yet to accept the harsh reality of chronic disease; often, its ravages are invisible to the naked eye." - Dr. David Bell, ME/CFS clinician and researcher