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DanvilleSanRamon.com : Tri-Valley Hero: Vidhima Shetty, sharing others' stories

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    DanvilleSanRamon.com : Tri-Valley Hero: Vidhima Shetty, sharing others' stories


    Teen author, journalist from San Ramon receives Rising Star award

    by Dolores Fox Ciardelli

    Vidhima Shetty, 18, made a name for herself locally with her dogged pursuit to help sufferers of chronic fatigue syndrome.

    When she was attending California High School in San Ramon, she became aware of the plight of an afflicted young man in her neighborhood, talked to his family and learned more about the disease. She published an article about it in her school paper, The Californian.

    "This disease affects 1.5 million to 2 million people in the United States, but it is not very well-known," Shetty said.

    The disease is also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), which means a neuro inflammation of the brain and the spine.

    Shetty said after her story went online, she was surprised by a barrage of emails from people coping with the illness. Compounding the suffering, patients have to deal with people who do not understand it...
    ahimsa, TiredSam, jyoti and 8 others like this.

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