Sunday, 1 September 2013

A Request for Help.

Friends  please could you consider signing and sharing this petition. Karina Hansen is a severely ill ME sufferer. She has been forcibly removed from her parents' care by psychiatrists. Her parents have been denied contact with her.

I am moderately affected by ME (and this has affected my life dramatically). I cannot imagine how awful it would be to be removed from my family and treated as though I just imagined that I was ill!

Avaaz Petition: Justice for Karina

As a result of coming down with ME I have lost my job and the ability to do many of the things I love.

I have however had the full support of my family, friends and doctor: who all understand that this is a very physically disabling illness.  I am coping relatively well by using a mobility scooter to get about and my family are helping me to keep positive by facilitating activities that I can enjoy.  

Karina is in her early twenties and has been removed from the care of her family.  She is much more severely ill than I am, and I find it hard to imagine that a civilised country could treat anyone this way.

Please help the ME community take a stand against this outrage!

Please sign and share widely.  Thank you.