The Vermont CFIDS Association, Inc.
EMPTY CHAIR PROJECT
with CFIDS Attend
Conference in Spirit!
The Empty Chair Project was well received!
It made a huge impact. Dr. Nancy Klimas loved it, the chairman of the
CFSAC loved it. Rebecca loved it! Got compliments from the ex-officio
individuals from the CFSAC - Everyone was in awe. During my testimony
I mentioned it, highlighted the Vermont CFS Association and that we
would bring the Empty Chair project to every meeting until they had
the capability to broadcast real time to the disabled members of our
I was on the Hill when Barbara and Dr.
Garcia first laid out the pictures and everyone was taken back by it.
Dr. Garcia sent me an e-mail while I was sitting speaking with a Health
Aid from Bill Nelson’s office and she texted me saying that it
made a huge impact-they actually stopped the meeting to make a comment.
I had asked them to place the 22 pictures
from Vermont, but it was not possible as folks were coming in and out
and a representative of the DHHS actually thought that they were repeating
the pictures and mentioned that to Barbara and Lina… it was funny…they
thought it was a CFS moment.
you for your support of this very creative and extremely activist project.
I like being an activist too!