Empowerment of patients challenged by autoimmune disorders will be the focus of the inaugural Patient to Patient Experience Symposium that will be hosted in Palos Verdes, California on November 18-20. For Grace leaders John Garrett and Cynthia Toussaint will share their 34+ year patient/caregiver experience as well as read from their book Battle for Grace on Saturday.
For Grace partnered with a number of other pain advocacy organizations on a Super Bowl 50 commercial that raised awareness of Opioid-Induced Constipation (OIC.) The ad titled Envy will be airing again during the NFL season on CBS and Fox. We're thrilled to be a part of this high-profile educational campaign!
For Grace Founder Cynthia Toussaint is a new columnist for The Mighty, a popular blog that gives voice to people with chronic pain, illness and disability. Toussaint's first article speaks to her 34-year journey with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and how she fought through her loss and trauma to eventually reinvent herself and find a meaningful life. The Mighty is actively seeking stories from other women in pain like you. Please submit here - and thank you for sharing!
Kim Leonoudakis' harrowing journey to get a diagnosis and quality care for her Lyme Disease is the focus of November's Story of the Month. Despite a treatment rollercoaster through her abusive medical system that time and again misdiagnosed and even lied to her, Kim remains optimistic and forward moving. In fact, she exclaims at the end of her story, "It WILL get better!" Go Kim!!