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Petition For Illness To Be Recognised As Disability In UK

Tuesday 2 May 2017


From UK newspaper the Derbyshire Times:


Leann, Sara, and Adrienne Lakin
Sisters, from left, Leann, Sara and Adrienne Lakin
who along with their mother and another sister,
all suffer from fibromyalgia.

Petition for illness to be recognised as disability

Wednesday 5 April 2017
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A Chesterfield woman who suffers from a crippling illness is campaigning to see it recognised as a disability in UK law.

Twenty-four year-old Adrienne Lakin, her three sisters and her mother all suffer from fibromyalgia - a condition which causes chronic pain, fatigue and memory loss.

But, under the Equality Act, the illness is deemed as an impairment rather than a disability.

In an attempt to secure more support and better funding for herself and fellow sufferers Adrienne has started a petition to Parliament which has attracted 18,829 in just over a month.


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