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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

#46~ HERO of the YEAR - charity & research

As we end~ this 1st decade of this new 
millennium I would like to Dedicate this
last blog to a Charitable Organization
that has been the Source of MUCH
HOPE and Research News during this 
last year.... They get my 
"HERO for 2009" Award.... the 
Whittemore Peterson Institute
located on the campus of the University
of Nevada at Reno. 

Within the last 4 years "from an idea 
to formation" to doing actual
*Ground Breaking Research* solely with 
Private donations and grants has been 
nothing short of a Miracle for "more than"
28 Million people Worldwide.. that 
suffer from neuro-immune diseases
and have been "be-littled" and told these
illnesses were "all in their head" 
for YEARS.

The WPI's discovery of the link between
ME/CFS and XMRV- the ONLY 3rd known 
Retrovirus to effect humans, has effects 
and ramifications that HAVE YET to be felt
and dealt with around the world. 
EVERY Countries' BLOOD SUPPLY needs 
to be "screened" for this, ASAP !!! just 
like they are for HIV, the last retrovirus 
discovered that also effected 
immune systems.

I watched the online webcast of the 
NIH- CFSAC meeting at the end of Oct
and cried with Joy and Validation along 
with 400 others from around the world 
as we bonded LIVE via Facebook...
We even, for those that could not 
view RealPlayer, had to do a sports-like
play by play report of what was taking 
place. We watched Dr. Peterson's 
Presentation and Annette Whittemore's
Testimony on behalf of the millions
of us that have suffered with it for 
over 20 years , not to forget the many
that have already passed away because
they could not take any longer the 
disgrace & stigma the CDC has labeled
us with and the financial & emotional
ruin this has caused many families...

Dr Bell's testimonies of what families
that had young children with this and 
their families went they as they could 
NOT Dr's to validate their illness and 
thus cause the families to resort to be
submitted to the Family Social Service 
System and go to Court to be able to 
even KEEP their own children, was just
literally appalling...and took some
families UP to 10 YEARS to settle
these cases... THIS HAS to STOP NOW !
In the USA this is a Total disgrace.

I am chosing this time also to write 
this particular blog topic, in memory of 
my stepdad that at the end of the year
always wrote out all of his donations to
charities that he wanted to donate to that it could be listed as a 
"charitable deduction" on his taxes before 
the end of the calendar year.. 

I would like to Remind those of you in 
the USA that the WPI "is" a 501c3
and qualifies for such deductions..
If you ONLY give to one charity this year
I BEG YOU Please Give to WPI....

I will share with you Now the letter from
Annette Whittemore as this year ends..
and then I will give you info about where
you can send in your charitable donation
to a Place that has already done SO MUCH 
for the Spirits and Hopes of SO Many ♥

Bless Dr Peterson for all of his YEARS
of help and support and persistence
to help find a cure for ME/CFS folks..

Bless Mr. & Mrs. Whittemore for chosing
to "back him" and help FORM "WPI."
and deal with all of the legalities to 
form the 501c3.

Bless Dr Judy Mikovits for coming to 
work for WPI and dedicating her life
and energies to research to help us.


Letter from Annette Whittemore

December 19, 2009

Dear Friends,

On behalf of all of us at the Whittemore 

Institute, I hope this holiday season finds 
well. While 2009 has been challenging for 
so many of us, this year saw unprecedented 
progress at WPI: progress that would not 
have been possible without you.

The unquestioned highlight is our joint 

discovery of a retrovirus, XMRV, in 
patients with chronic ME/CFS. 
Through collaboration with the National 
Cancer Institute and the Clinic, 
Dr. Judy Mikovits and her research 
colleagues were able to discover this 
retroviral link. Our findings were 
published in Science, one of the world’s 
leading journals. This groundbreaking 
research has been reported around the 
world. You may have seen our coverage 
in the New York Times or The Wall Street 
Journal, or seen or heard it on 
Good Morning America or 
National Public Radio.

This discovery will lead to diagnostic 

tools using reliable biomarkers of disease,
and is a major step toward identifying 
drug therapies, and potentially a vaccine.
Laboratory testing for XMRV has already
been made available to patients. 
We have been overwhelmed with words
of support and encouragement from 
patients around the world who have a 
new hope, and a very real validation 
of their suffering:

“I had the honor and excitement of 

watching the live broadcast of the NIH 
presentation of your research... I quietly 
cheered as Mrs. Whittemore gave her 
speech about the sufferings of those of 
us with ME/CFS. Thank you so much for 
your bravery and persistence in fighting 
this disease.”
Kristi H.

“I do not have words to thank you for 

the work you have done. It has now 
been 30 years since I fell ill and I truly 
never thought I would see the day 
this terrible knot was untied.”
Christina M.

This discovery has brought worldwide 

attention to WPI, and to the University 
of Nevada School of Medicine, our home. 
Next summer we will be moving into 
the new Center for Molecular Medicine: 
a move that will expand our research 
capacity as well as opportunities to 
collaborate with other great researchers 
and institutions. You can see the new 
building taking shape on the Nevada 
campus right here in Reno.

Our 5th annual "I Hope You Dance" 

fundraiser was a great success, and 
guests heard a moving preview of the
XMRV discovery from one of our friends 
and scientific advisors, Dr. Carl Ware of 
the La Jolla Institute of Allergy and 
Immunology. That we have partners the 
caliber of Dr. Ware is a testament to the 
high quality of the work at WPI. 
That we have reached this level of respect
in such a short time is a testament to the
generosity of people like you.

There are millions of Americans suffering 

from ME/CFS, a debilitating acquired disease 
that often leaves its sufferers too ill to 
leave home; alone and without a source 
of income or health insurance they begin 
to lose hope that a better day will come. 
Countless others around the world suffer 
from diseases such as MS, autism and 
fibromyalgia without treatments for the 
underlying causes of their disease. 
Our research is literally changing the field 
and expanding the network of researchers 
and clinicians who want to help further this work.

Although we have accomplished much 
this past year it is only the beginning of 
our quest for answers to neuro-immune 
diseases such as ME/CFS, autism, MS, 
fibromyalgia and others that affect both 
the brain and the immune system.

The word is out about WPI and we have 

the focus of hope for so many patients who 
have longed for the proper diagnosis and 
care of their conditions.

“Thank you from a grateful CFS patient. 

I am a single Mom who has suffered from 
CFS for 18 years. It has left me frequently 
bedridden, unable to work and dependent on 
Social Security for most of this time. 
My children, family, and I have hoped and 
prayed for such a find for all of these years.”
Ann S.

Now, you can join me in this vital 

groundbreaking work which is being done 
right here in Northern Nevada. 
Doctors and patients, the world over, are 
watching and waiting. We are thankful to 
friends like you to help make this vision come
true for the countless patients who suffer.

Thank you for thinking of us as we end a truly

productive and thrilling year. I wish you and 
yours peace, health and happiness today, 
and as we look to the year ahead.

Annette Whittemore
Founder and President 

PLEASE Share this article with any of
your friends that have a neuro-immune
illness and any of your friends that
still need to make their year end 
charitable donations made in time..OK?

Simply click on the WPI link and 
it will take you to their website
and the page on which you may
Donate via Paypal and it also has
their address in case you wish to 
write a check and mail it to them..
This will also give you a chance to 
check out their website and read
about all of the research they 
are working on..


Since the WPI has brought the 
"feeling of the Sun" back into many 
of our Lives.. I dedicate this song to 
them  to represent this coming year...

Bless you ALL and may we ALL have 
a Happy Healthier next Decade !!!

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