Thanks to an anonymous $10,000 donation, I reached my initial goal of $75,000, and then I extended it to $85,000. Erica Verillo, a longtime advocate and founder of the American ME and CFS Society, offered a matching grant of subsequent donations, up to a maximum of $5,000. Thanks to this generosity, I'm now within $1,000 of achieving the that second goal, which is of course fantastic. I'm obviously bowled over by the support.
In any event, the campaign will be open till the end of the day on April 30th, like the other Berkeley crowdfunding campaigns. Any money over $85,000 will help support my travel expenses and/or slightly increase my percentage time at Berkeley above 50 %. Thanks to all of you. --David