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Ellen’s #MayMomentum Story

Painting a Hopeful Picture for the Future

Today we share a #MayMomentum story from Norwegian artist, Ellen.

Ellen’s friend @TheHamOfficial, who is also an artist, recently launched a virtual fundraiser for OMF in honor of Ellen, and the millions of others suffering from ME / CFS.

Harnessing their creative talent, @TheHam’s fundraiser consisted of a Live Stream painting session where both @TheHam and Ellen offered up their original art pieces as giveaway prizes to donors.

The fundraiser was a huge success, raising more than $1,000 for OMF-funded research into ME / CFS!

Find out more about their fundraiser here:

Ellen now shares her personal story for #MayMomentum, and what makes her hopeful for the future:

“My name is Ellen and I’m an ME / CFS patient and OMF supporter from Norway. I am an artist and I try to use my art to help the community the best I can, and have on several occasions raised funds for OMF with my art. Two years in a row, a friend of mine has run a fundraiser for OMF on their Twitch channel, with both our art as prizes for the donors. My friend is not a patient but is an amazing ally!

OMF’s work has impacted my life by giving me so much hope that I might get my life back one day. Before I got sick, I was an art student. I would create a lot of art, go for walks and spend time with friends. What I am most looking forward to doing is simply going for walks with my boyfriend when I feel like it and spending a whole day with friends without getting sick!”

Let’s #EndMECFS together so people like Ellen can get back to creating art without sacrificing scarce energy, going for long walks, and spending time with friends. Please visit to find out more. Thank you!

And be sure to also follow Ellen and her amazing artwork on Instagram: @EllenWilbergArt

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME / CFS) Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS), Fibromyalgia Leading Research. Delivering Hope.Open Medicine Foundation®

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