Mark Jensen53 years old
Aussie guy, recovering or maybe just managing ME/CFS, wanting to challenge myself while raising money and awareness of/for ME/CFS and long covid research. (PLEASE SEE DONATE LINK BELOW) This condition took two years of my life and had me sleeping up to 21 hrs a day for weeks on end at times. At more than one point I really believed that might be it for me. It's much, much worse for millions more globally. There is not much known, but my mum has suffered from the condition for 28 years, so a genetic link is likely. I slowly managed to get back to training two years ago and my days in bed are fewer and further apart now. The pain is manageable, the brain fog all but gone and the motivation and positivity is back. I do still live with the daily concerns that I could slip backwards and end up "crashing" and have the odd bad spell. Most people with ME/CFS have been told by doctors and specialists that the condition is "all in their head." Or have people suggest they are merely tired. ME/CFS is much more than that. The recent emergence of long covid a condition with symptoms almost identical to ME/CFS (usually a post viral infection) are astounding and has now validated and shone a light on people suffering from both conditions experience. I hope to raise enough money for the organisation Emerge Australia 🇦🇺 to help fund research that will eventually help people afflicted by either condition around the world. Please feel free to donate whatever you can afford. Thank you very much Mark Jensen To donate please go to: www.emerge.org.au/fundraisers/marks-outback-aussie-tour bit.ly/markstour www.bitly.com/markstour Watch Training on Sea Cliff Bridge video https://youtu.be/jNe3bUcCZMY
Mark's Aussie adventure 2022
March-April 2022 • 36 days
To complete my trip down through the centre of Australia 25 years after cycling Darwin to Alice and raise money and awareness for ME/CFS and long covid.