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The CFIDS Association of America, Inc.
July 1, 2011

another client not served--the CFIDS assn of America has been doing disservice to the people it says it represents for 20 years now, since it was taken over from its founder by Kim McCleary. They say they are no longer a "patient organization," and now they are a "donor organization." They did this when the number of their members was dropping like a stone. I think they did it because they do not want to have to make public how few people with CFIDS actually support them. They have joined with the US Govt Center for Disease Control to make the plight of sufferers even worse, by publishing materials for doctors which tells doctors the disease is all in patients' heads and what they need is behavioral therapy and exercise, which have actually been proven not to help and exercise frequently causes worsening of the disease. This organization should be closed down.

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I was on the receiving end of the CFIDS Assn's quest solely for funding without helping patients

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Fire Kim McCleary and Suzanne Vernon, or close down the organization and start over again.

Client Served & I used to support the CFIDS Assn under its founder, Mark Iverson, but it has been ruined by Kim McCleary.

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