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Sad News of the passing of Christine Craggs-Hinton
- Published on Saturday, 09 February 2013 18:26
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We have recently learned of the sad news that Christine Craggs-Hinton has passed away at the age of 60 at Tenerife’s Hospiten Rambla. Christine leaves a husband, David, sons Mark, James and Mathew, her mother, Mabel and a brother, Glenn.
Born in Bradford, and lived there for most of her life, Christine was forced to take early retirement from the Inland Revenue in 1992 because of her health after contracting fibromyalgia. Involved with the West Yorkshire fibromyalgia support group including writing its newsletter, she went on to write a self-help and information book on fibromyalgia, based on her experiences, and found a publisher in 1999. It was published in 2000 and became the first British book on the subject. To date, it has sold over 50,000 copies. She has since written several books on fibromyalgia with her latest book just being published.
Christine moved to Tenerife in 2007 because of its climate which led to her having a better quality of life with improved pain levels. Her husband said: “Christine struggled with her health for many years and because fibromyalgia is an incurable, painful, chronic condition, we found that she was so much better in warm, dry climates."
Christine has been a friend of FMA UK and many of those involved with the fibromyalgia cause. Her passing will be felt by many whom she has helped over the years. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.