ME - Myalgic Encephalomyelitis - not just fatigue.
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Please free Karina, this is absolutely "WRONG" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Christine De La Garza, United States of America.
It looks like, that Denmark have become an experimental free-zone, please help us to release Karina Hansen out of the hands of Per Fink and hes projekt supportet by the state of Denmark, medical-industries and security-compagnies. The silence will hurt meny other people in Denmark, mainly from the working-class..so sad to say
Merry Speece, USA
As an ME/CFS patient, this entire situation is just terrifying, and it's a huge black mark for Denmark that it's ongoing. I imagine people trying to cover up the harm the did by allowing Karina to die in her imprisonment, and literally burying the problem. Please don't let this happen. I can't imagine what sort of terror ME patients who live in Denmark must be feeling - especially now, when the Rituximab trials in Norway are finally giving us hope for an effective treatment. The entire world is watching.--Donna FernstromUnited States
Jody Smith, Ontario, Canada
Réada Cronin, Kildare, Ireland
Sandra Candy October 27th 2015
Sandra Candy, England, UK. Oct 27th 2015
C.L. Hanson, Canada
Mary Ann Kindel, USA
The world is indeed watching, seeking to have this horrible injustice corrected. Pam BryanEdmonton, AB, Canada
John McGuinness UK
As well as the WHO classification, there are thousands of clinical,studies from around the world showing that ME is a physical, biomedical illness and is NOT a psychiatric disorder. Please release Karina into the care of her parents so that an expert clinician who is well informed about the biomedical nature of ME can examine her and assist in her care.
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First comments were listed as reply to Maureen Goggins. I want to make sure my individual signature counts. Stop this violation of Karina Hansen's basic human rights. Denmark stop holding a physically sick young woman against her will, in a psychiatric facility. People around the world are watching in disbelief, thinking the wrong person is in captivity. Who is the real person or persons with false illness beliefs in Denmark? Gina BettorUSA
Please free Kristina Hansen and reinstate her human rights ! Thank you. Cheryl GatesUSA
Free Kristina Hansen and reinstate her human rightsJoe Cluxton Ireland
Amy Meeves, Johnson City, TN, USAhttps://www.facebook.com/morethanfatigue
Kari Cross, British Columbia Canada
Viveka Jagadeesan, San Jose, California
Sarah Brombeis, Germany - stop this abuse!
The treatment Karina and her family have received is horrendous. Please put an end to this abuse. Do the right and just thing. Thank you.Sandra Duma, United States
This young lady did nothing wrong and your government should be absolutely ashamed at condoning such barbaric treatment. Release her immediately!
A tragic misstake has been made. I urge you to please rectify it before further damage is done to this poor girl and her family. Emil Heiling, Sweden
The " treatment" this poor young lady is being given is barbaric and will probably end up killing her, please release her back to her family.Julie Whitham - United Kingdom
Amanda Sumner....England UK.
Jeanne-Marie Vaidie, France
PLEASE let Karina go home to her parents. The way she has been treated is CRIMINAL. The world is watching!! Thank you.Mamie Holst, Fort Myers, Florida, USA
Gunnar Heiling, Sweden
Signing in as a "Healthy Ally" of ME/CFS... still very new to the group, but very, very much committed to helping in any way I can. When someone with ME/CFS is willing to put their life on the line and undergo a potential cure, there can be no doubt that it is real, and still very much mis-understood. Do what's best for Karina, and let her go back to her family.
Leonie Potgieter, AustraliaZoe Potgieter, UKLinda Potgieter, UK
AlsoAlan Cummings, UK
Nenad Kovacic, Switzerland
Angela Rose UKWilliam Parish UKWilliam T,G, Parish Jr UK
Mike Harley, Bristol, UK
Anna Leander Akinrolabu, Gothenburg, Sweden
Colin Burch - N.IrelandAmy Campbell - N.IrelandKerry Burch - N.IrelandBryan Duignan - N.IrelandCharles Han - FranceHannah Han - FranceJean Burch - N.IrelandPeri Burnside - N.IrelandMark Burnside - N.IrelandAndrew Reavy - N.IrelandJennifer Reavy - N.Ireland
Kelsie Erskine - Northern Ireland
David Erskine - Northern Ireland
Shona Burch - N.Ireland
Brian Ó'Neill,Dublin, Ireland
Áine Rooney, Dublin, Ireland
Eddie Rooney, Dublin, Ireland
Paula Morrin, Dublin Ireland
Rochelle Morrin Colfer, Dublin, Ireland
Mark O'Dwyer, Dublin, Ireland
Frances Byrne, Dublin, Ireland
Dyson Conroy, Dublin, Ireland
Sylvia Iversen, Sandnes, Norway
B. Fifield, Ontario, Canada
Please free this young girl n help her and her family cope with her m.e as they find fit. Everyone finds there own way of coping eventually if they are allowed to try. Her treatment at the moment is diabolical. Wish you all all the best. X charleen anderton from England.
Free Karina.Norway is leading the world looking for a cure for ME. Denmark is becoming known as the barbaric country who rips children from their families and imprisons them with no visitors for being physically ill. Free Karina NOW. Andrea Mardon, Scotland UK.
We expect your country to do the morally and medically correct activity regarding Ms. Hanson, and return her to the care and safety of her family before the end of this month.Anything less is simply not acceptable.Ms. K. Stewart, Grass Valley, California, U.S.A.
This is wrong.
Iain Livingstone, England.
Dominique Doran, Australia
John Gabor, Abbotsford, BC, Canada
Tamsin Boldick, England UK
Els Van Hoof, Tremelo, Belgium
Maree Candish, Australia
Cedric Trappeniers, Leuven, BelgiumLore Vandeurzen, Leuven, BelgiumIsidore Trappeniers, Vilvoorde, BelgiumAndrée Doom, Vilvoorde, Belgium
Clare Copley England UK
A Hayhurst, England, UK
Jai Gorecha, England, UK
Rosemarie East, West Wales, UK. This letter to bring justice for Karina Hansen, and her immediate release back to the care of her family has my full support
All that time they kept her as a Guinea pig and still she suffers. So many of us have gone from mild ME to severe ME caused by GET which happened to myself. Severe now 10 years. Free her back to her parents to care for her Carmel Hillary England UK Ex Advance Personal Trainer/ Sports Therapist
Free Karina !Sonja DebbBelgium
Lars Løkke Rasmussen, gør noget for Karina, gør noget for os som er handikappet med ME og ikke kan komme ud af sengen. PLEASE.
Charlotte Stente Nielsen
Jenny Cooper Dave Cooper Galway, Ireland
Abby Jones, New Zealand
Dave Jones.New Zealand
Sarah Vanderbilt and Mark Jones,Auckland, New Zealand
Philip Stuart + Mandy StuartNew York City, New York, USA
Nancy Blake, England, UK. The US Institute of Medicine report states that ME/CFS is a disease in which exertion of any kind may adversely affect many organ systems in the body. Karina has evidently been severely harmed by forced exertion by Per Fink. Now unable to speak or respond in any way, early in her time there she is reported to have said to those treating her 'you are killing me'. This was reported as indicating progress because it was a complete sentence, while her silence between these rare and difficult utterances was interpreted as 'consent to treatment'
Janet L Dafoe, PhDPalo Alto, CAChild PsychologistMother and caregiver to severe ME/CFS PATIENT Whitney DafoeRonald W Davis, PhDProfessor of Biochemistry and GenetucsStanford UniversityDirector, Stanford Genome Technology CenterDirector, Chrinic Fatigue Syndrome Research Center at Stanford UniversityDirector, Scientific Advisory Board, Open Medicine FoundationMember, National Academy of SciencesMember, Institute of Medicine committee on ME/CFS
AND Father and caregiver of severe ME/CFS Patient, Whitney Dafoe
please release her, someone with Me has nothing to look for in a psychiatric ward! this is a crime!
It is degrading to lock up people for the sake of a disease !!
Please allow Karina to receive the proper treatment for her condition.Vickie Tay - United States
Christina Carroll Leeds England UK. Allow Karina to go home. What has happened to Karina is abuse of human rights
Anna Ruddock, Wiltshire, England.
ME is NOT a mental illness!!! Let her out!
Anja Raes, Meerbeke, Belgium
Delmotte Stefaan, Meerbeke, Belgium
Come on Denmark, this is the 21st century, not the dark ages. The evidence is in on ME, and as anyone who has suffered from this disease can tell you, it is certainly not Psychological. It is real, debilitating beyond belief, and ruins the lives of it's victims. Marisa Yeaman, Melbourne, Australia.
The psychiatric treatment has been tried for 3 years and Karina is not getting better. Time to release her and try other, humane care. M.E. is a physical illness and needs compassion and sensitivity in its management.
Marit Broch OlsenSolaNorway
Free Karina from her state sanctioned abuse now. No more Danish products in my shopping.
Dennis MudloffUSAWe are better than this.
This action against this woman is criminal. Karen BurroughsUSA, Florida
Rivka SolomonMassachusetts, USA
Can't believe things like that still happen in 2015 Very very very sad Séverine geursBelgium
This is a living nightmare, and a concern for patients and families of patients with ME everywhere. An official inquiry is on order, with prosecutions if necessary. Alex Young, advocate, Queensland, Australia.
Melissa B., U.S.A.
Samantha BeckhamOrangeville, Ontario, Canada
Parkii G, Michigan, USA
Brett Zamir, USA
Greg Zanchelli, USA
Bianca Lindström, Sweden
Ssndra Hamburg USA
Mary Barker, USA - I watched the entire series of Borgen, the political drama which portrayed Denmark as a compassionate, progressive country - but the treatment of Karina Hanson is beyond barbaric. Please show yourself as the enlightened country you portray yourself as, and release Ms. Hanson - ME/CFS is not a psychiatric illness, no more than AIDS or cancer, and serious and perhaps irrevocable harm is being done to Ms. Hanson by her current "treatment".
A betrayal of genuine medicine allowing 'witchcraft' Doctors to kidnap and take over this young lady and hold her prisoner against hers and her families wishes. Help her get home and get to her Doctors who understand her physical disease and can support her with dignity and compassion, as proper medicine dictates: 'First do no harm'. How barbaric a contrast this situation is. Help Her!
Elizabeth MoonEngland, UK.Please release Karina now and let her be cared for by her parents and ME medical experts, in the hope that she can know peace again and then perhaps, recovery.
A human rights watch group should be allowed to see Karina and independently access the situation. I am sure they will find numerous, serious violations. And she should be allowed a second opinion from an ME expert. As long as the people involved in this case go unpunished, then no ME patient in Denmark is safe.
Nicola Smith, England, UK
Richard , UK
Amanda Balsbaugh, USA
Please take heed of our plea. We who do suffer from ME know that this is NOT a psychiatric disorder but a physical one. How can a free country keep a young lady imprisoned for 3 years due to a disease? This is so very wrong.
Claudia F., Switzerland
Karl Kaardal, SwedenLinnea Robb, SwedenKarin Kaardal, SwedenKamilla Kaardal, SwedenTom Kaardal, Sweden
Libby Boone - USA
The UK is the worst place in the world to have this relentless debilitating illness. My husband and both our kids have it.Lyndall Moore Australia
ME is real. Let Karina's parents take care of her needs. The illness is tough enough!
Erika Edmondstone, Canberra, Australia.ME for three years and counting.
Pat Poole, East Riding of Yorkshire, UK.
Please release Karina and reunite her with her family. Denmark is falling on the wrong side of history.Elaine Boel USAChristopher Norberg USAZachary Norberg USA
Dr. P Riddoch and Sarah RiddochAustralia
Annie Balsbaugh, USA
Irene Skogsberg, Sverige
Katherine Gault, England UKPeter Wobser, England UK
Paulette Casey, Hamilton MT.
I appeal to your conscience and ask you to release Karina and to allow her return to the family. In my view, it's a violation of human rights to ignore international studies, to involve no ME-specialists, and to torture Karina for such a long time.Gabriele Henne, Germany
Thi is criminal! Please release her Now.
Sarah LaBelleOak Park Illinois USADenmark is usually a leader and should be in Karina's case. Please let her family care for her as she endures this disabling disease.
Annemie De SmedtBelgiumLet's take care of our weakest citizens and give them the care they need please.
Please free Karina Hansen, and help her and other ME patients get proper care from knowledgable ME specialists. Restore her human rights. - thank youTracey Smith, USA
Abuse of Human Rights in Denmark? What are you thinking?! Free Karina Hansen now, apologise for this terrible wrong doing and enure that ME is given the proper medical attention it deserves. Shame,shame, shame on you Denmark. Catherine, Belgium
Free Karina Hansen, return her to the loving arms of her family. Scientists at top Universities around the world have found ME to be a terrible physical illness impacting multiple body systems, with problems in muscle cells, immune system, hearts, cerebrospinal fluid, the list goes on. how can a psychiatrist even pretend to address these very real very physical symptoms. Locking away a patient with such terrible physical symptoms in a psychiatric ward is reminiscent of the worst of repressive regimes. Shocking. Julie Guntrip BA MA (Oxon) CPFA. London England
Peter Evans Australia
Amy Bakewell. uk
Matthew Guntrip UK
Emma Franklin - England
Sarah Hawkins, UK
Rhianna Hawkins, England
Absolutely disgusting! Get Karina out!! Gemma Richards, England
Shelby Elms, England
Laura Cant, England
Malcolm Evison - England
Maria Lind, Sweden
Hazel Fitzpatrick, Dublin, Ireland
Gerard Burns, UK
Lesley Innes, London, UK
Alan Murphy, Mullingar, IrelandKeith Murphy, Mullingar, IrelandKathy Boeger, Wisconsin, USA
Dilys McGill, England
Charlene Schoeman, London, United Kingdom
Criminal and utterly ignorant, to incarcerate a person who is ill, not mentally challenged
Annette MartinezAustin, Texas USA
Sandra McMahon, Dublin, Ireland
Barbara Murray, Dublin, Ireland
Karen Gormley, Preston, England.
S. Oliver, South Yorkshire. UK
Lars Erlandsson, SwedenCecilia von Wachenfeldt, Sweden
Nellie McClurg, Inverness, Scotland, UK
Peter Holbrook, UK
Sian Wootton, Wales UK
Please release Karina Hanson and return her to her loving family where she can be cared for and nursed back to health.Stress is one of the worst triggers of M.E/CFS and a prison is not the place to be when suffering this terrible condition. It is neurological, endocrinological and Definitely Not a mental condition. This is the worst possible treatment you can inflict on an innocent and very sick young person. Please send her home to her family.
Sally Marsden, Dorset, UK
Victoria Bell, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Please release Karina from this institution where she has been imprisoned for no good reason. ME is a physical condition, not a mental health one and she needs access to the correct treatment if she is to have hope of recovery.