The Waterloo Wellington Myalgic Encephalomyelitis
Association (WWMEA) is a registered charitable organization (not-for-profit)
that provides support group meetings and information for those affected
by M.E. (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis).
M.E. is a painful, chronic, debilitating
illness that affects many bodily systems.
The WWMEA operates in Southwestern Ontario
within Wellington County and the Region of Waterloo serving cities such
as Cambridge, Guelph, Kitchener and Waterloo (KW). This area is also
referred to as the Golden Triangle of Ontario as well as Canada's Technology
The WWMEA relies on membership fees
and donations to cover operating expenses. Charitable Tax Receipts
will be issued for donations from within Canada. Funds are also raised
through the Zehrs Save-A-Tape Program of Zehrs Supermarkets.
M.E. is comprised of numerous symptoms
such as impairment in short-term memory, impairment in concentration, sore
throat, tender lymph nodes, exhaustion, muscle pain, multijoint pain, headaches
(of a new type, pattern, or severity), unrefreshing sleep and post-exertional
malaise lasting more than 24 hours.
Illnesses that have similar symptoms
to that of M.E. include:
CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome),
CFIDS (Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction