For Grace leaders have been invited to Geneva, Switzerland to join the World Health Organization's 2017 General Assembly. They'll be there to advocate for people with pain, in particular those who suffer with polychronic conditions, to improve and expand the WHO's ongoing palliative care initiative.
Woman In Pain Christy Swager, mother of three, shares how a simple ice skating injury turned into one of the worst pain diseases in the world: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Taking years to get an accurate diagnosis, seeing countless doctors in the process while being told she was a drug addict, Christy copes as best she can with pain that is endless and debilitating. As she states, "It's a bitter pill to swallow."
Calling all volunteers! We are gearing up for our annual event this fall and we need your help! In honor of our 10th year of devotion to women in pain, we will be holding a special Change Agent Pain Summit that aims to promote discussion across different professional disciplines and affecting positive change for those living with pain. Link here to make a difference!
Taking a stand for better days ahead, For Grace has endorsed Senate bill 562 which will enact universal healthcare in California. Our hope is that once this bill is signed into law, SB 562 will serve as a model for the rest of the country to assure access to health care for all women in pain. For Grace will continue to attend rallies and town halls in partnership with the Health Care for All organization.