In April we're featuring Woman In Pain Paula Whelan as our Story of the Month. Paula was a type "AA" personality who had a family and a taste for adventure. Then one day she woke with excruciating bladder pain. Many abusive and dismissive doctors later, Paula feared the C word until she found out she had IC (Interstitial Cystitis) - something far more challenging. This often overlooked chronic pain disease has slowed Paula down as she grapples with hope...
For Grace Leaders will travel to Washington DC to participate in a three-day symposium next week. Comprised of patient advocacy thought-leaders, workshops will dig deep into the chronic pain experience to discover the leading reasons why people with pain continue to be misunderstood, under-appreciated and under-served. Looking forward to making positive change!
For Grace's Women In Pain public service announcement featuring TV star Jack Coleman is now on the Pain News Network homepage! The video tells us that "women hurt more and are helped less" while Coleman shares how he's been personally touched by gender disparity in pain care. Thank you, Pat Anson at PNN, for this nice spotlight.
For Grace is thrilled to announce a new partnership that will bring our resources to The Mighty's wide-reaching readership. We'll now have a growing home page on The Mighty that will appear on many of its pain-related articles. The Mighty is a story-based health community focused on improving the lives of people facing chronic pain, chronic illness and disability. We encourage you to submit a story to The Mighty and make your woman in pain experience heard.