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A film by Rik Carlson and Michael Thurston

Film description

Imagine what it’s like to be so sick you cannot function. Imagine there is no known pathology for your illness, only symptoms. Imagine you are too weak to find your own voice...and because you are silent and confused, your physician says “it’s all in your head.” Imagine. Because your illness is invisible, you disappear.

INVISIBLE gives voice to a select group of Vermonters who are gravely ill, and until now, have been out of sight. You will hear first person accounts from your neighbors as they talk about living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, (CFS), Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) , Fibromyalgia (FM), Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or Myalgic Encephalopathy (ME). The disease with a thousand names and no known cause or cure.

You will hear the devastating impact this illness wields, not only for those who suffer the symptoms, but for those who are left trying to understand what their loved ones are experiencing. This is a film for millions of people around the globe from your Vermont neighbors around the corner...tenacious Vermont neighbors who struggle against unimaginable odds to make their voices heard.

They are just like us, except they got sick, and they are tired of being INVISIBLE.