So never lose an opportunity of urging a practical beginning, however small, for it is wonderful how often in such matters the mustard-seed germinates and roots itself.– Florence Nightingale
May 12th is International Awareness Day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases (CIND).
The chronic immunological and neurological illnesses include Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Fibromyalgia (FM), Gulf War Syndrome (GWS) and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS).
May 12th was chosen as it is the birthday of Florence Nightingale. She was believed to have suffered from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS).
Florence Nightingale was also known as ‘Lady with the Lamp’.