||Media: Celebrities Battle CFIDS
CELEBRITIES BATTLE CFIDS
- Seabiscuit: Triumph of the Underhorse, by Jennifer Frey, Washington Post, 4/21/03. In the article, Laura Hillenbrand discusses the PBS documentary based on her best-selling novel, “Seabiscuit: An American Legend.”
- Against all odds, by Sally Jacobs, The Boston Globe, 10/24/02. The compelling and compassionate article details Hillenbrand's struggle with CFIDS and the immense, four-year effort it took to research and write the best-selling novel, "Seabiscuit: An American Legend." Click here to search for and order this article from The Boston Globe’s archives.
- Author Laura Hillenbrand made her first public appearance to promote her best-selling novel "Seabiscuit: An American Legend" on 8/29/02 at a Barnes and Noble bookstore in Washington, D.C.
- TODAY Interview with Amy Peterson, 2/8/02. TODAY Show correspondent Jamie Gangel speaks with Olympic short track speedskater Amy Peterson about her difficult comeback road following her diagnosis with CFIDS.
- Peterson Savoring Her Last Olympics, by Bob Sansevere, Pioneer Press, 2/8/02. Five-time Olympian Amy Peterson talks about how she has had to fight off CFIDS symptoms in order to compete as a speedskater.
- Ceremonious honor, by Associated Press, 02/07/2002. Olympic short-track speedskater Amy Peterson was chosen to carry the U.S. Flag into the Opening Ceremonies of the Winter 2002 Olympics. Article mentions her battle with CFIDS.
- Peterson willing, but her body isn’t always able to compete, by Vicki Michaelis, USA TODAY, 11/1/01. Article recounts how Amy Peterson, an Olympic champion in speedskating, is struggling to make a comeback after being diagnosed with CFIDS. Click
here to order this article for $1.50 from USA TODAY’s archives. You will need to enter in “Amy Peterson” as the search term.
- Good Morning America (GMA) interview with Laura Hillenbrand, 8/29/01. Laura
Hillenbrand, CFIDS patient and best-selling author talks to GMA correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman about her struggle with the illness.
- Worn out at the finish line, by Monique Angle, USA TODAY, 7/23/01. This article focuses on PWC Laura Hillenbrand, author of best-selling novel Seabiscuit: An American Legend, and her struggle with CFIDS. The article gives an overview of CFS, including major areas of research, and notes that only 10% of individuals with the illness are actually diagnosed. Click here to order this article for $1.50 from USA TODAY's archives. You will need to enter in "chronic fatigue" as the search term.
- Styx Singer Says Nix on Tour, Associated Press, 10/12/00. Dennis DeYoung, a singer with the rock band Styx, claims to have CFIDS. He is suing his former bandmates for going back out on the road without him while he recuperates.
- Michelle Akers CFIDS Homepage. Information on a women's soccer star and CFIDS patient. Click here to view access Michelle Ackers' home page. You will need to click on "Michelle Akers" and then on "CFIDS."