Criona Wilson – mother of Sophia Mirza – interviewed on the BBC, 7 June 2010

June 8, 2010

BBC iPlayer link (Sarah Gorrell Show, BBC Radios Sussex and Surrey, 7 June 2010)

Criona Wilson, mother of Sophia Mirza – the first person in the UK to have ME recorded on her death certificate – had an extremely sympathetic interview with Sarah Gorrell on BBC Radios Sussex and Surrey yesterday afternoon.

The interview itself stretched to almost 23 minutes, split into two segments. Move the cursor on the time bar to 1:03:00 for the first 15 minutes and 1:22:35 for the remaining seven minutes.

Then there was listeners feedback, which was very varied. This included discussion with Claire from Portslade, hoping to recover soon from her prolonged post-viral fatigue; Colin Barton from the Sussex and Kent ME/CFS Society talking about the help available from the Sussex-wide NHS service (2,000 referrals since it was set up in 2005) and Martin, from Sompting, 13 years an ME sufferer, talking about the impact the illness has had on him and his family. In between, Sarah Gorrell read out text messages and emails.

To listen to the listeners' feedback, move the cursor on the time bar to 1:34:35 and 2:06:40.

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