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Samantha Hodge-Williams' Fundraiser:

Speaking About M.E. & SolveCFS!

Samantha Hodge-Williams

THE STORY:

Thank-you for watching this video from a few years ago.  Since then, I had a 9 month period of remission which began and ended mysteriously.  It gave me hope that with more medical research, we'll be able to understand the "switch" that can turn off this overwhelming disability...perhaps even in my lifetime. 

Since there is almost no government research on ME/CFS, SolveCFS funds 6-8 annual small, scientific, innovative ME/CFS research projects.  Significant breakthroughs about ME/CFS, treatments, and  biomarkers led to '09-'10 grantees attracting an add't $7 million from the NIH, Dept. of Defense, pharmaceutical co.'s & foundations. 

SolveCFS also created a Virtual “Research Institute Without Walls” with the NIH to help scientists collaborate & obtain federal grants for larger studies. Along with thousands of other people, I've signed up to contribute to the SolveCFS Biobank of extensive data for researchers.

The CDC estimates 1-4 million Americans have ME/CFS which “can be as disabling as multiple sclerosis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, heart disease, end-stage renal disease… and similar chronic conditions.” However, ME/CFS receives less funding than most very rare diseases.  Thanks to private contributions, I believe that SolveCFS will trailblaze breakthroughs and change.

You can send a tax-deductible check to: Solve ME/CFS Initiative, PO BOX 36007, Los Angeles, CA 90036-0007

Sincere thanks to:

​SHAUN CALLAHAN of PEPVIDEO, who very patiently and generously helped create this project.​

SPEAK UP ABOUT ME​'s EMPTY CHAIR PROJECT who inspired and enabled me to testify.  This group advocates for ME/CFSers with early onset, including bedbound teens.

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  • Shane Lu

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  • Gladys Virts

    $40

  • Ruth Waddell

    $35

  • Dr. Marwan Abougergi, MD

     

  • Dr. Maxine Stitzer & Duncan Hodge

     

  • Valerie Hodge-Williams, PT

     

  • Kelly & Erin Hodge-Williams

     

  • Jason, Jess, Samantha & Aaron Ditto

     

  • Dr. Khaled Hassan, MD

     

  • Gladys Virts

    $50

  • Bryan Edelen

    $100

  • Marte Hersey

    $50

  • Jason, Jessica, Sammi and Aaron Ditto

    $500

  • Samantha Ditto

    $100

  • Bradley Prue

    $25

  • Pat, Bud and Ann

    $50

  • Christine

    $100

  • Marte Hersey

    $100

  • Pierre and Gina Caramazza

    $200

  • Dr. Khaled Hassan, MD

     

  • Dr. Marwan Abougergi, MD

     

  • Kelly

    $500

  • Christine

    $100

  • Erin Hodge-Williams, LCSW

    $200

  • The Dittos

    $300

  • Marte Hersey

    $100

  • Pierre Lemaire

    $200

  • Dr. Wes Robinson

    $100

  • Dr. Khaled Hassan, MD

     

  • Marte Hersey

    $100

  • Drew Gould

     

  • Marte Hersey

    $75

  • Douglas, Samuel, Christina (Bina), Evan & Peter (a/k/a The Moores)

    $150

  • Valerie Hodge-Williams

     

  • Duncan Hodge & Maxine Stitzer

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Dr. Maxine Stitzer & Duncan Hodge

     

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Donor Comments

Dr. Maxine Stitzer & Duncan Hodge

Dr. Maxine Stitzer & Duncan Hodge

2 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

6 months ago

Valerie Hodge-Williams

Valerie Hodge-Williams

6 months ago

Duncan Hodge & Maxine Stitzer

Duncan Hodge & Maxine Stitzer

6 months ago

Douglas, Samuel, Christina (Bina), Evan & Peter (a/k/a The Moores)

Douglas, Samuel, Christina (Bina), Evan & Peter (a/k/a The Moores)

DONATION: $150

Sam & Val, Your grace and determination inspire awe in all of us. Miss you both. 6 months ago

Marte Hersey

Marte Hersey

DONATION: $75

In honor of my wonderful friend Sam Hodge-Williams 8 months ago

Drew Gould

Drew Gould

For you, Sam, to help you help all with this illness. 2 years ago

Marte Hersey

Marte Hersey

DONATION: $100

Happy Birthday Sam! 2 years ago

Dr. Khaled Hassan, MD

Dr. Khaled Hassan, MD

2 years ago

Dr. Wes Robinson

Dr. Wes Robinson

DONATION: $100

Thank you for being you, and for sharing your story with me. 2 years ago