"On April 21, 2011, at a town hall meeting in Reno, NV, local resident Courtney Miller asked President Obama for help. Specifically, she asked the president what the administration was doing to fund research into the debilitating lifelong illness Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, also called Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. Miller's husband, Robert, is a sufferer.
Now the president has responded fulsomely.
Obama has designated his deputy chief of staff for policy, Nancy-Ann DeParle, as his point person for dealing with the disease and to work with the National Institutes of Health. She has been in contact with Miller by email and phone."