Global action: send Oprah your MCS story today!



by Monique van den Broek


Oprah WinfreyTO ALL THE MCS PATIENTS IN THE WORLD!!

– It´s time to let the world know how many people have health problems from chemicals.

– If there’s any media that goes worldwide, it’s the OPRAH WINFREY SHOW. This lady shows respect for nature, environment and health.

– I am going to ask you just ONE thing. ONE hour of your time.

– Go to this link on the internet ON THE 3RD OR THE 4TH OF JULY;

contact the Oprah Winfrey Show

1. Write your name AND COUNTRY.

2. Write down how long you have suffered from MCS.

3. And what it means to you in your daily life.

4. How you got this disease.

5. If you want to be a contact person for this item, write your (skype) phone number in the email.

IT’S IMPORTANT THAT WE SEND THIS STORY TO OPRAH ALL ON THE SAME DAY!!! IF WE ALL SEND OUR MESSAGES ON THE 3RD or 4TH OF JULY, WE GET THE ATTENTION WE NEED.

DON’T THINK THAT YOU’RE DOING IT FOR NOTHING, IF WE DON’T TRY WE NEVER ACCOMPLISH.

[Editor’s note: Please include a list of helpful links about MCS, such as planetthrive.com, A Million Faces of Environmental Illness (Facebook group), mcssafehomes.com, and reshelter.org, in your letter so Oprah and her staff can see how serious the need for funding and media attention is.]

Please send this message to all the MCS people you know. Let’s try to make a bombardment of thousands of emails from all over the world to the Oprah Winfrey Show on the 3rd and 4th of July.

Regards,
Monique van den Broek, suffering from MCS,
Naarden, the Netherlands


Spanish version, translated by María José Vergara:
A TODOS LOS ENFERMOS DE SSQM DEL MUNDO!!

– Es hora de que el mundo sepa cuanta gente enferma por culpa de los productos químicos.

– Si hay un medio de comunicación que llega a todo el mundo, ese es el SHOW DE OPRAH WINFREY. Esta mujer muestra respeto por la naturaleza, el medio ambiente y la salud.

– Solo os pido una cosa: una hora de vuestro tiempo.

– Id a este link de internet entre el 3 y 4 de julio.

contact the Oprah Winfrey Show

1. Escribe tu nombre y PAIS.

2. Cuenta durante cuanto tiempo sufres de SSQM.

3. Y que es lo que la enfermedad ha supuesto en tu vida.

4. Cómo enfermaste.

5. Si quieres que contacten contigo desde el programa da tu número de teléfono (skype)en el correo.

ES IMPORTANTE QUE LO ENVIEMOS TODOS A LA VEZ!!!. SI LO HACEMOS JUNTOS, ENTRE EL 3 Y 4 DE JULIO, TENDREMOS LA ATENCIÓN QUE NECESITAMOS.

NO CREAS QUE ES UNA PERDIDA DE TIEMPO, SI LO INTENTAMOS PODEMOS CONSEGUIRLO.

POR FAVOR ENVÍA ESTE CORREO A TODOS LOS ENFERMOS DE SSQM QUE CONOZCAS. INTENTEMOS BOMBARDEAR EL SWOW DE OPRAH WINFREY CON MILES DE CORREOS EL 3 Y 4 DE JULIO.

Saludos de Monique van den Broek, enferma con Síndrome de Sensibilidad Química Múltiple
Naarden, the Netherlands


German version, translated by Sylvia Mueller:
AN ALLE MCS-Patienten weltweit!

Es ist an der Zeit, die Welt wissen zu lassen, wie viele Menschen gesundheitliche Probleme haben, die von Chemikalien herrühren.

Wenn es ein Fernsehprogramm gibt, das weltweit angeschaut wird und wirklich Einfluss hat, dann ist es die OPRAH WINFREY SHOW

Diese Dame zeigt Respekt für Natur, Umwelt und Gesundheit.

Ich möchte Euch alle um etwas bitten, nur eine Bitte. Nehmt Euch eine Stunde Zeit.

Geht am 3. oder 4 Juli auf folgenden Link und schreibt an Oprah Winfrey:

Kontaktformular Oprah Winfrey Show

Schreibt auf Englisch oder in Eurer Sprache. Wer es nicht aus dem Stehgreif kann, kann schon jetzt seinen Beitrag (bis zu 2000 Zeichen sind möglich) schreiben und ihn am 3. oder 4. Juli in das Formular einsetzen.

Geht folgendermaßen vor:

1. Schreibt Euren Namen und Euer Land

2. Schreibt, wie lange Ihr bereits unter MCS leidet

3. Was MCS für Euer tägliches Leben bedeutet, wie Euch die Krankheit einschränkt

4. Durch was die MCS eingetreten ist

5. Für den Fall, dass Ihr eine Kontaktperson für Oprah Winfrey sein möchtet, schreibt zum Schluss noch Eure Telefonnummer, E-Mail Adresse oder Skype Adresse

GANZ WICHTIG: Wir alle werden unsere Geschichte AM GLEICHEN TAG an Oprah senden. Nur wenn wir alle unsere Botschaft am 3. und 4. Juli senden, bekommen wir die Aufmerksamkeit die wir benötigen.
Denkt bitte nicht „ich mache das vergeblich, das nutzt nichts“, wenn wir so denken, können wir nie etwas erreichen. Lasst uns unkonventionelle Wege gehen. MACHT MIT!!!

Noch eine kleine Bitte am Rande:

Sendet diese Nachricht an alle MCS Leute, die Ihr kennt. Lasst es uns probieren und ein Bombardement von Tausenden von E-Mails an Oprah Winfrey Show am 3. und 4. Juli senden, denn TAUSENDE MACHEN EINEN UNTERSCHIED.

Viele Grüße,
Monique van den Broek (MCS Betroffene),
Naarden, Niederlande


Monique van den BroekMonique van den Broek started the Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Nederland group on Facebook this June and began tirelessly campaigning for thousands with MCS to flood the Oprah Winfrey Show with our MCS stories on July 4th weekend. Monique hopes to encourage Oprah to do a show on MCS and bring much needed attention to the dangers of chemicals in everyday life.

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Comments

  • earthwalker

    July 3, 2010 at 2:21 am

    It would be great if some people writing letters would tie in MCS to the BP oil spill workers getting sick with MCS (some news reports are calling it TILT – toxicant induced loss of tolerance) during the clean up. This has gotten recent media attention and could be a great reason for Oprah to do a show on MCS right now, while it’s an issue for the BP oil spill workers.

  • earthwalker

    July 3, 2010 at 2:53 am

    FYI, there is a 2,000 character limit on posts to the Oprah Winfrey show.

  • earthwalker

    July 3, 2010 at 3:28 am

    Here is the letter I submitted:

    It’s time for Oprah to do a show on chemical sensitivity! With over 35 million people suffering from MCS worldwide, this is an important issue to bring to public attention as it is a preventable illness. Now, with many of the BP oil spill workers getting sick with MCS (also known as TILT), it’s the perfect time to focus on the cause and prevention of this devastating illness that has destroyed the health, lives and families of too many already.

    Chemical sensitivity can be associated with autism, lyme disease, chemical injury, mold illness, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, mercury poisoning, and myalgic encephalomyelitis.

    What can begin as a fragrance sensitivity or intolerance of cigarette smoke can quickly spread to include many different materials and substances, making it nearly impossible for sufferers to continue working and living in their homes. Families have been torn apart, careers lost, friendships abandoned, and people have been deserted by their communities.

    We expect many, many more people to develop MCS as the BP oil spill continues to wreak ecological damage to coastal communities. Please use your voice to warn workers to use respirator masks if involved in the clean up and to warn locals not to go to the beaches or stay in an area where they can smell the oil. You have the power to prevent thousands more from developing this very devastating and debilitating condition.

    recent news: http://tinyurl.com/248rp3f, http://tinyurl.com/38rc92v

    for more info see:
    http://www.thetenthparadigm.org/ | http://reshelter.org/ | http://planetthrive.com/ | http://mcssafehomes.com/ | http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=35800607330 (A Million Faces of Environmental Illness)

  • Karen Sutherland

    July 3, 2010 at 5:49 am

    Sent to Oprah 7/3/10

    It is time, past time, to rein in the chemical assaults suffered by people, animals, the planet. With the Gulf Spill, we are likely to have an explosion of new cases of Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS) deriving from the increased exposures. We have to shift the burden of proof from “prove it’s dangerous” to “prove it’s safe” and the prime protection from corporate economic welfare to the health and safety of we, the people.

    I developed MCS in 1991 from occupational exposure to chemicals from petroleum and new carpeting. In addition to health, I lost personal freedom, friends, family, and the ability to support myself. I had to invest huge amounts of energy, time and money in making my home safe, in finding safe products for every facet of my life, in trying different health modalities which promised to relieve symptoms of the condition and stop its progress, in building a new life and replacing loss with positives. This had to be done despite the self-serving skepticism, falsifications and road-blocks erected by the medical-insurance establishment. Although I am significantly improved, I have found I must continue to walk a tightrope of awareness and avoidance of fragrances, petroleum based products, pesticides, tobacco, and some other chemicals. All facets of my life are interwoven with my need to avoid the ubiquitous chemicals that I am unable to detoxify.

    And, I am one of the lucky ones. I have improved, have a safe place to live, and was able to develop a new, satisfying, productive life (although still close to poverty level). Many folks who develop MCS continue to live isolated and in pain, rejected by their friends/family/former employers, sleeping in cars to avoid indoor contaminants, suffering ever-increasing auto-immune and other health conditions exacerbated by the continual inflammation and stress of MCS. Although the science to understand the condition is just coming into its own (Martin Pall’s work, especially: http://www.thetenthparadigm.org), vested interests fight to control information and keep MCS labeled as a psychiatric problem of hysterical women — where have we heard that before?

    I fervently hope you will explore this topic in a show, avoiding the temptation to exhibit MCS sufferers who also suffer psychiatric conditions as this exploitation plays into the hands of those who want to keep this very real condition labelled as imaginary. There are plenty of good credible spokespersons to choose from. Links to many such sources can be found at such sites as planetthrive.com, chemicalinjury.net.

    Thank you for your consideration and hoped-for help in shedding light on this increasingly common, devastating condition.

    Karen Sutherland

  • Karen Sutherland

    July 3, 2010 at 6:33 am

    Just a quick addendum to above: Oprah’s site very strictly limits characters to 2000. When Word’s count was giving me below 2000 characters (even counting spaces), Oprah’s site was still rejecting my submission as too long. I had to heavily edit the above to get it through.

  • earthwalker

    July 3, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Karen, great letter and thanks for posting it here. I had the same issue with mine in terms of character limit. I had to reduce the length even when Word was telling me I was under 2000 characters including spaces.

  • Charo

    July 3, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    OK -Enviado el correo el 3/7 desde Albacete, España, gracias al google traslate…
    Good Idea!
    I hope good heath for all the people.

  • earthwalker

    July 3, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Muchas gracias Charo!!! xx

  • bettybetts

    July 4, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Hi all,

    I agree with you 10,000% that Oprah should do a show on MCS. I hope it happens and its done responsibly. One of her sponsers, Dove soap, uses synthetic fragrance and other problem chemicals in its products. This is probably why she hasn’t done a show about MCS so far, even though she’s been asked.

    If we were to advise Oprah on how to do this program, which special guest experts should be on the show?

  • earthwalker

    July 4, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Hey Bettybetts,
    Good question! It would be great if these experts could be on the Oprah show:

    William J. Rea, MD
    Grace Ziem, MD
    Doris Rapp, MD
    Martin Pall, PhD
    Magda Havas, PhD
    Anne Steinemann, PhD
    Pamela Reed-Gibson, PhD

    Who else?

  • bettybetts

    July 4, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    Other possibilities: Dr. Sherry Rogers, John and Cynthia Wilson from the Chemical Injury Information Network, Debra Lynn Dadd, Dr. Claudia Miller and Nicholas Ashford, whose groundbraking book is now available free on the Internet. Dr. Miller was recently quoted in an article about the Gulf oil spill and chemical injury.

    If Oprah doesn’t do the program, I think Dr. Sanjay Gupta would be an excellent choice since he just did the special on Toxic America. I also think his credibility is very good.

  • Carrie

    July 4, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    I just went to the site and posted my own tale of woe. I hope we get the critical mass of emails we need to get her producers’ attention.

  • Jim Ott

    July 4, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    it was frustrating to keep it under 2000 characters, but my story has been sent. hopefully everyone here on Thrive (& thousands more)will let Oprah know we are out here.

  • Connie Pitts

    July 6, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    My story has also been sent, along with my URL. I too hope thousands of people will write. It doesn’t take very long.

  • Ruth

    July 9, 2010 at 8:54 am

    I sent mine off to her as soon as I heard about this…
    great idea, and I hope this communal effort spurs her into doing a show! What I just thought of is that Oprah, in her years of interviewing people, and knowing as many people as she does, would surely have met some MCSers, so I will be that she knows about it and hasn’t
    moved on it for some reason…that sponsor thing may be why.

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