Listen to For Grace founder Cynthia Toussaint share inspiring insights about chronic pain, disability and her book, Battle for Grace, on host Win Charles' Butterflies of Wisdom podcast! Win, a cerebral palsy and chronic pain sufferer, and Cynthia went deep into chronic illness issues including the marriage penalty law and the critical need to raise awareness among the public and healthcare community. Please link here to hear the one-hour show.
For Grace has joined 73 organizations in writing a letter to the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. The letter highlights the need to implement the National Pain Strategy as part of a long-term strategy to address the chronic pain and opioid epidemics, as well as the critical care needs of people with pain.
Woman In Pain Tracy Zuckerman is featured as For Grace's July Story of the Month! Her CRPS began with a car accident and changed everything in her life for the worse. Tracy's complaints of pain were quickly dismissed by her doctors and insurance company. In fact, so abused she grew to doubt herself. With time also came confidence and wisdom - and today she's an advocate for other women in pain. Hats off to you, Tracy!
For Grace leaders are heading to New York City this week to participate at the 2017 US Patient Day. This year's meeting will explore the chronic pain experience and identify ways patient organizations can work together to improve the quality of life for 100 million+ people impacted by this overlooked health challenge.