Maria Gjerpe

Founder and Chairman of the Board MEandYou (Norway)

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Maria is both a doctor and a patient. Although she had gone into remission after an experimental treatment for ME  she was frustrated by the limited biomedical research on the immuno-neurological disease and the lack of government funding for promising trials. Not content to accept the status quo she founded MEandYou and crowdfunded €355,000 ($474,000 £305,000 ) in just 90 days for a clinical trial on 140 patients.