A TEENAGER who was struck down by ME is helping other sufferers cope with the crippling illness.

Ashleigh Lovett, 17, has teamed up with Fixers,a charity which supports young people who want to “fix the future”.

The charity is helping Ashleigh design special suits which are so heavy they give schoolchildren an idea of what it feels like to have ME – also called chronic fatigue syndrome.

“You never know what the next day is going to be like,” she said.

“You don’t know if you’re going to be well or if you’re going to be bed-bound."

Ashleigh hopes her campaign will help stop other people from feeling isolated like she did.