"Making the unknown known is the important thing."
—Georgia O'Keefe
What's New
Ongoing Efforts to Aid Women In Pain

For Grace leaders, in partnership with fellow pain advocacy groups, are working on multiple fronts to help women in pain, specifically those with CRPS.  Together, we're developing a comprehensive survey that will delve deep into the CRPS experience to find better understanding and effective treatments for this elusive disease. Also, we're involved with ongoing efforts to create a pain scale that includes functionality and quality of life measures along with pain graphics that will assist the doctor/patient relationship. Updates to follow...

May Story of the Month

Check out For Grace's May Story of the Month as Chelsea Janzen shares her experience with CRPS and battles with the Worker's Compensation system. After long periods of delayed treatment and unqualified doctors berating her for wanting better care, she has moved beyond the Western model. Chelsea is now taking control of her health, no longer allowing doctors to stigmatize her -  and she reminds women in pain that they're not alone!

Women’s Wellness Day Shines

This Friday For Grace leaders will attend the 2019 UC Irvine Integrative Health Institute's Women's Wellness Day as guests of founder Dr. Susan Samueli. They will enjoy a day of learning and networking - one that promotes the integrative medicine model for the care of women with chronic illness, including high-impact persistent pain.  Keynote speakers include women health advocates Dr. Sara Gottfried and Suzanne Somers.

Pain Care Bias on The Mighty

Join For Grace founder Cynthia Toussaint  on April 25th @ 1:30pm PT as she continues her Miracle Makers live stream series on The Mighty's Chronic Illness Facebook page. Interviewing inspiring women who are changing the chronic pain world for the better, this month Cynthia talks with Doing Harm author Maya Dusenbery who's alarming expose on the bias against women in pain care has opened eyes and ears. If you're a woman currently seeking answers in "health" care, this is a must-see survival guide. Join in with questions and comments...

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