Allow Hope

by | Dec 16, 2015 | Patient Voice

A poem by Ellen PhillipsEllenPhillips

i gather dust like the house

crawl upstairs & kneel before the miracle of a bath

marvel at the view from the rooftops

pray for kindness in the aftermath


each breath a miracle

each step a miracle

before closing my eyes again

i allow the hope of what was & what yet may be.



At the Bateman Horne Center, empowering patients to find their strongest voice and live their best life is the first and most important component of our mission. It is why we do all that we do. Advancing research and improving clinical care wouldn’t mean as much if we didn’t first and foremost strive to strengthen community and share the beauty of the human spirit that lives within all impacted by ME/CFS and Fibromylagia.

With that in mind, we want to build a special place online for members of our community to share their stories. Our goal is to highlight the strength, joy, humor and beauty that can be found in a life changed by ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia. Our goal is to lift your voice a little higher and help your story be heard loud and clear.

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