I have personally attended a couple of seminars that the New Jersey Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Association Inc. (NJCFSA) hosted. They presented experts in the field of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) who gave very informative and interesting aspects of the disease.
These sessions were conducted very professionally and I was glad to have the opportunity to attend and gain insight. Since I live In New York, it was an easy drive for me and very worthwhile.
Thank you NJCFSA for everything that you do for us patients!
The New Jersey Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Association is a very worthwhile organization that offers information to patients, as well as advocating for acknowledgement and treatment of this often ignored illness. When our daughter was diagnosed, they provided our family with information for the school system, as well as recommendations for competent physicians. Their conferences are always excellent, with wonderful speakers....indeed, we met our daughter's current physician at one of these conferences. This has made a tremendous difference in our daughter's quality of life.
NJCFSA gave me information when we needed it most, which was when we needed to deal with the school system concerning our daughter's inability to attend school. More important was the hope I gained when I met all the people dedicated to getting CFS recognized and treated. Lastly, the group presents an extremely informative conference on the latest research on CFS on a yearly basis. As a result of one of the conferences, I was able to find the physician who is currently treating my daughter.
The NJCFSA is an organization dedicated to helping those suffering from the debilitating effects of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME). They run support groups; publish an informational Journal; have a lending library for books, audios and videos on CFS and chronic diseases; disseminate information to doctors, health care providers, and patients; put on an annual health conference of medical experts in the field; support ME/CFS research; provide college and medical school scholarships; exhibit at health fairs; run a toll-free HelpLine; participate in advocacy and awareness projects; plus many, many other activities – ALL of which is done solely by volunteers, including a completely volunteer Board of Directors! How they accomplish so much is mind-boggling!! Go to www.njcfsa.org for more information!
Developed CFS and nobody could help or even understand. NJCFSA had support meetings, literature, phone contacts, doctor referrals and more. It put things in perspective for me and made me feel confident about dealing with this tricky illness. I found good information, friends, hope and even a wife. I am very grateful to NJCFSA being there when I was in need.
This Orginization gave me help when my daughter was first diagnosed with CFS many years ago. At that time there was not an awareness of the illness. This group helped us realize that it was a real illness and helped us get the accomodations she needed to finish High School.