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In loving memory of Dionne Essink

With hope for a brighter future for people affected with ME / CFS around the world, the family of Dionne Essink asked family and friends to support OMF’s research. Their vision is that no patients should ever suffer like their beautiful daughter/sister, Dionne. They shared this touching message of hope for all:

This donation is in loving memory of our daughter and sister Dionne Essink.

She passed away at the age of 28.

For 19 years, Dionne suffered from ME / CFS which was at its worst for the last 8 years.

We want to donate the money that we raised at her funeral. Our family isn’t complete anymore, we miss her a lot but Dionne will always be in our hearts.

Keep up the good work OMF!

In memory of Dionne, and all loved ones lost by ME / CFS, we are steadfast in our mission to improve the lives of all people affected with ME / CFS and find a cure.

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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