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Jenni, 19, Fought Back From Chronic Fatigue Illness Which Left Her Unable To Get Out Of Bed

Monday 26 November 2018


From UK news outlet Teesside Live:


Samantha Bond and Alistair Joynson
Jenni Mawson, who is organising a ball to raise funds
for ME, with boyfriend Jake Greenhalgh.
(Image: Teesside Live)

Jenni, 19, fought back from chronic fatigue illness which left her unable to get out of bed

Stockton teen plans fundraising ball for charity which helped her through

By Dave Robson
24 November 2018
© 2018 a Reach plc subsidiary

“The biggest misconception is that people think you’re just tired – it’s so much more than that.”

So says Stockton 19-year-old Jenni Mawson, who has struggled with chronic fatigue condition ME - Myalgic Encephalomyelitis - throughout her teenage years.

As a child, she loved dancing, swimming and ice skating. But when she got glandular fever as an 11-year-old, she says “things went steadily downhill from there.”

Jenni says she’s had some really difficult periods - including being unable to attend school because of her illness and the extreme fatigue which often left her unable to even get out of bed.

But she says help from the charity ME North East - which is facing a funding crisis - was crucial.


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