Scheduled Release:
January 2009

What does the film try to accomplish?

In a word, credibility.

Because CFIDS is dismissed, relegated to hysterical women, passed off as depression, and not taught in medical schools, in most, if not all cases, the patient worsens dramatically.

This film is for parents, spouses, brothers, sisters, neighbors, employers, and physicians.

In the first person, from all walks of life, it shows CFIDS to be undeniably real.

When it's dismissed and misdiagnosed, lives and families are destroyed.

When it's accepted,
recovery programs can be be developed and healing can begin.

Let the Healing begin.



Home The Vermont CFIDS Association, Inc.

Imagine what it’s like to be so sick you cannot function.
Imagine there is no known pathology for your illness, only symptoms.
Imagine you are too weak to find your own voice... and because you are silent and confused, your physician says “it’s all in your head”.

Beacause your illness is invisible, you disappear.

INVISIBLE gives voice to a select group of Vermonters who are gravely ill, and until now, have been out of sight. You will hear first person accounts from your Vermont neighbors as they talk about living their lives with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, CFIDS, Fibromyalgia, or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, the disease with a thousand names and no known cause or cure.
You will hear from a medical community where doors remain mostly closed.
You will hear the devastating impact this illness wields, not only for those who suffer the symptoms, but for those who are left trying to understand what their loved ones are experiencing. You will meet an invisible population beset with challenges that exceed disease itself and with an undercurrent of direction, you will see the future.

This is a film for millions of people around the globe, from your Vermont neighbors around the corner... tenacious Vermont neighbors who struggle against unimaginable odds to make their voices heard.

They are just like us... except they got sick.

And they are tired of being invisible.

Channel 17 coverage of May 12, 2008 in Burlington
This includes the scholarship announcement,
a 22 minute sneak preview of the film
and a dramatic altercation with a conspiracy theorist that ended the meeting.
1 Hour 6 minutes.