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Tokyo Fibromyalgia Patient Looks For Successor To Spread Awareness

Thursday 21 December 2017


From English-language Japanese newspaper The Mainichi:


The fibromyalgia awareness badge that Michiko Asano
produced, which says, "Do you know about fibromyalgia?
It's a disease that causes chronic, unbearable pain.
It can trigger acute pain by just a touch.
Your understanding is appreciated."
(Image: harumare345)

Tokyo fibromyalgia patient looks for successor to spread awareness

December 4, 2017 (Mainichi Japan)
Copyright THE MAINICHI NEWSPAPERS. All rights reserved.

A Tokyo-based woman with fibromyalgia, a rare disease characterized by chronic body pain, is looking for someone to take over her awareness-raising activities about the illness.

Michiko Asano, 41, who developed the condition in 2012, is mostly bedridden nowadays but is determined to find a successor and spread awareness about the disease.

To date, Asano's activities include the creation of an educational metallic badge regarding the disease -- the proceeds of which went toward victims of the Kumamoto Earthquake in 2016.


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