This is Merryn, she is 17 and has Severe ME.

These pictures were taken during a hospital admission to fit a feeding tube directly into her stomach.

She currently only weighs just over 6 stone due to severe sickness and having an unsafe swallow reflex.

Unfortunately she is unable to tolerate more than a very small amount of feed at present, she is also currently bed bound and experiencing the wide array of symptoms this illness gives.

Merryn wants to share these pictures with as many people as possible to raise awareness of just how serious and debilitating this condition is.

Click here to learn more about Severe ME. (Stonebird 2014)