RETURN TO TABLE OF
A SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT TO THE
flight on butterfly's wings
By Mark Giuliucci
By Micah Filice
By Mary Lynne Quinnan
North Canton, Ohio
By Paula Frighetti
Earlier this year, The CFIDS Chronicle invited readers to share their stories about life
with CFIDS. The
response was immediate, compelling and deeply heartfelt.
We received poetry, prose, photographs, coping tips and artwork from scores
of people with CFIDS and their families. Readers wrote from every corner
of the country, eager to tell about their successes, frustrations and dreams for
Some stories were inspirational, some wistful. Together, they paint a
moving portrait of this devastating illness and those who struggle to overcome
This four-page section is the first in an ongoing Snapshots of CFIDS
series. Starting next year, Snapshots sections will run in every winter
and summer edition of the Chronicle.
I hope you find this new feature worthwhile. Share it with friends,
family, co-workers, doctors---anyone who wants or needs to learn about the human
side of CFIDS.
I also invite you to share your stories for future issues. How are you
coping? What are your successes, frustrations and dreams? Send
submissions to The CFIDS Association of America, P.O. Box 220398, Charlotte, NC
28222-0398, Attention: Snapshots.
Mark Giuliucci, Editor