Professor Esther Crawley presents at TEDxBristol - Dare To Disrupt
13 November 2017
'Dare To Disrupt' the theme focuses on Bristol’s positive disruptors, whose ideas and actions are having a global impact. Professor Esther Crawley took the opportunity to speak at the event about how to disrupt our views of ME and the tough choices that many pioneers of medical research have to make.
Esther is a Professor of Child Health with a Senior Research Fellowship from the National Institute of Health Research.
She dedicates her waking hours to finding and delivering treatments for children whose lives have been devastated by Chronic Fatigue and ME, an illness that affects 1-2% of teenagers – that’s 10-20 children in a normal secondary school.
A personal story of positive disruption - I dare to disrupt because ... We need to disrupt views of this illness. Those who are ill with CFS/ME do not have a voice - they are too unwell. We need to provide their voice and we need to speak up about this illness. Because we, as a community, as a society, as friends, as neighbours and as parents should look after children who suffer.
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