SUCH a productive trip I interviewed Annette Whittemore, and her daughter Andrea, a sufferer of ME/CFS, whose suffering instigated the start of the Whittemore Peterson Institute. This family is doing all they can to further the cure of ME, with the help of course of Dr Dan Peterson, the tireless doctor who has been involved with the research ever since the outbreak in Incline Village. Lake Tahoe in the 1980’s. Great interviews from these pioneers, and stunning revelations from Dr Judy Mikovitz, the brilliant scientist who of course came up with the XMRV discovery.Such a wonderfully supportive team of people around them , whose names are posted on the interviewees. So much gleaned from all of them, plus heart wrenching stories from the sufferers. I met with great co-operation from all concerned and I know there can be no better place on earth at this moment in time that will further the development of the cure of ME/CFS.
Then I took the road to Los Angeles – time for a little film business! (A little recommendation here) If you ever do this there is only one way to go - in my opinion - down the 395 south- what a drive!! Just beautiful, snow capped mountains , and azure lakes, through old Indian territory, for miles and miles. Takes about 8 hours, and worth every minute.
Wednesday, 14 April 2010
Wow - now in the" Biggest Little City in America" Reno Nevada , the home of the `Whittemore Peterson Institute - such a revelation of the dedication here to the cause and treatment of ME/CFS! Have met with Annette Whittemore, a great pioneer for the cause, whom has single-handedly made the inroad to the construction of the new Institute on the campus of the University of Nevada. it will be spectacular and a huge addition to the campus to say nothing of what will be discovered here. Such high hopes for the progression of the discovery of the XMRV virus , did you know that hey are testing 250 sufferers from the UK? Alas there is no one doing such there! America rescues us , yet one more time again - what is the UK doing? Well not much from what i can determine so far. I have such a plethora of reports. i will have to sit back and discern the way we shall proceed here. Just believe me that there will be so much revelation from this trip, that it may take up pages!! Keep tuned.