Carers Week is an annual campaign in June to raise awareness of caring. Smile For ME have joined in with this event since 2018 as we want to highlight carers of ME sufferers. ME doesn’t just affect those suffering it affects those around them who have to take on the role of being a carer. To help raise awareness we share a story from some carers to remind others they are not alone. Linked below are specific stories from those caring for a loved one who sufferers from ME.
www.smileforme.org.uk/shareastoryrichard (Shared June 2021)
Richard shares his experience of ME and how it affects his family as he cares for his wife who sufferers from ME.
www.smileforme.org.uk/shareastoryholly (Shared June 2021)
Holly shares her experience of being a young carer for her Mummy who sufferers from ME.
www.smileforme.org.uk/shareastoryalice (Shared June 2021)
Alice writes about her experience of being a young carer for her Mum who has ME.
www.smileforme.org.uk/shareastorysueforrest (Shared June 2020)
Sue writes about her experience of being a carer to her daughter Lucie. Sharing the reality of life with a child with M.E how you have to fight, be strong, never take no for an answer and even on those days when you think the fight has left you, you have to dig deeper than ever before and fight some more.
www.smileforme.org.uk/shareastoryclairetripp (Shared June 2019)
Claire Tripp shares her personal experience of being a carer to her teenage daughter who sufferers from ME to raise awareness of ME carers during National Carers Week.