I became ill with ME/CFS in late 2011 and was diagnosed in the summer of 2013. With the help of programs from the Mayo Clinic, I began a slow recovery that lasted several years, eventually returning fully to my career and favorite hobby, hiking. While I still have symptoms that require daily managment, I was lucky. Many people are not so fortunate.
I am launching the Charlie's Hikes YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3GvZ_zUaqp2AAPj1-19ZHg?view_as=subscriber) to share my hikes and to raise money and awareness for ME/CFS. If it gets big enough, I plan to donate any view revenue as well. In the meantime, I am encouraging viewers and other supporters to give through this portal to the Solve ME/CFS Initiative (https://solvecfs.org/).