Father Ted’s miracle: Beating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome as M70

The Rev. Ted Miller (right) won the Western Australia M70 100-meter title in windy 16.13.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a horrible illness, but Aussie priest Ted Miller is conquering it, thank God (as he does). M70 Ted told his local parish weekly that the CFS he had was linked to glandular fever he contracted in his 20s, “which – when linked to a virus like the Epstein-Barr virus that causes glandular fever, can go on forever.” He could barely move at first. “Walking a short distance each day became important and was steadily increased, until after 20 years, two hours of walking was the norm.” He said: “I was on an oval one day and the thought came to me: ‘Wouldn’t it be great to do what you thought you would never do again — skip and run?’ I actually told myself not to be silly. Then I took a couple of running steps and a few more and then stopped. The next day I took a few more. Careful not to overdo it and have a relapse (relapses were always happening), I very carefully increased the running exercise with great control.” Over the next five years he built up his strength and stamina to enter masters meets in Western Australia (including the recent state meet). “I now enjoy doing something I have always loved. . . . There is still a way to go and healing continues to take place, but rejoicing in what the Lord is doing is such a delight. It is good to be alive again.” If that doesn’t inspire you to make a comeback in later life, nothing will.

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July 24, 2017

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