As many of you will already know, May is MCS-Awareness month, and we have been thinking of ways to raise the profile of MCS this month. We were planning a fundraising quiz for this time, but with the current situation with Covid-19, this is understandably having to be postponed. However we still want to do something to raise awareness of the condition. We will be posting on Facebook and social media so if you are able to use a computer and not affected by ES, please like and share these. We would also like to encourage you, where possible, to have a conversation with someone new about MCS. I know this might not be possible for everyone and is more difficult during the current situation where most people are self-isolating. I know a close relative of mine is very sceptical about the illness and I have been meaning to discuss it with him for a long time so I am going to broach the subject this month.
Following on from the article about MCS in Japan in the Spring/Summer magazine, I link some MCS resources from other countries that might be of interest, and provide some new and interesting information. It seems a good time in MCS Awareness month, to share this. We have built up some links with other MCS groups and organisations abroad but this is something we hope to do more of in the future as sharing information benefits everyone. MCS Friends: useful website: http://mcsfriends.org/resources/ Another useful website: http://mcsfriends.org/books/ MCS Awareness: useful website http://mcsawareness.org/resources/
At a time when the situation worldwide with Covid-19 is very scary, it seems a good time to share some more uplifting posts. Some of our magazines contain uplifting stories and articles. Have a look back at previous copies for some inspiration. If you are not already a member, find out what we offer and consider subscribing here.
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