On August 14th For Grace will be hosting an educational briefing at the Capitol in Sacramento. Our world-class speakers will educate legislators, staffers and health agency personnel in attendance about high-impact chronic pain, sharing the patient, clinical and research perspectives. At this two-hour event, key recommendations from our upcoming white paper will be voiced as we'll be seeking legislation to help accomplish our goal to implement a California pain strategy. We hope you'll join us as we'll follow up with visits to legislative offices just after the briefing!
Join For Grace founder Cynthia Toussaint today May 23 @ 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 motivational speaker and radio show host Nicole Smith who has climbed through the darkness of severe chronic pain with unending hope and the renewal of deep faith. In Nicole's words, "It's all about love."
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...
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!