My girlfriend is 21 and has a bad case of fibromyalgia.
I have to try to help her.
Aside from funding or conducting research, the only way I know how to provide her with some relief is to treat her condition like the ultimate pain point and start hacking together a startup to solve it.
The first step is reaching out to the HN community for cofounders, leads, and links to the state of the art in fibromyalgia research that might escape an initial googling to get things jumpstarted, whatever you got.
Let's cure fibromyalgia.
Update: A great user at hn provided the following awesome resources:
Start here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=fibromyalgia Scan regularly: http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?term=fibromyalgia Join collectives: http://www.fmcpaware.org/Heal the person, not the condition: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3357550/