Host Llewellyn King travels to San Ramon, Calif., to interview a couple whose adult son suffers from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the head of a group searching for a cure.
Tom Camenzind is a handsome young man who should be in the joyous throes of youth. A popular and gifted student at Stanford University, Tom was clearing the hurdles of academia with ease and grace. In January of his sophomore year, he caught a cold on campus. ME walked through some door, and stole his promising life.
Today Tom lies conscious but prone in his parents’ home in San Ramon, Calif. He is totally paralyzed and can only communicate with his parents, Mark and Dorothy, by pressure from his fingers on sensors. He cannot tolerate everyday sounds, light or touch.
This program was made in conjunction with the Solve ME/CFS Initiative, a Los Angeles-based charity.
More on Tom's story: huffingtonpost.com/entry/a...
Solve ME/CFS Initiative website: solvecfs.org/
White House Chronicle, Show #9035
Air Date: Sept. 1, 2017
Run Time: 29:00
Host: Llewellyn King
Guests: Carol Head, President, Solve ME/CFS Initiative; Mark and Dorothy Camenzind of San Ramon, Calif.