Check out For Grace's 2021 kick-off Story of the Month! Katie Gardner's earliest childhood memories are of stomach pain issues that her doctors dismissed as attention-grabbing. Eventually a caring chiropractor got her off of her meds and onto better eating which cured her gut. Years later, after earning a Master's Degree and launching a successful Occupational Therapist career, she developed leg pain that eventually left her bedridden. Again, doctors discounted her pain. Katie has now taken control of her health and wellness, and is grateful for all she can do.
Founder Cynthia Toussaint's inspiring 38-year chronic illness journey graces HealthyWomen's "Real Women, Real Stories" series this month. In Chronic Pain Drove Me to Despair, but Cancer Taught Me to Heal, Cynthia shares how her pain and generational trauma led to an aggressive cancer diagnosis, one that ultimately brought her to better wellness. During a challenging 2020, this story brings renewal and hope to the New Year.
Join co-hosts Cynthia Toussaint and John Garrett on their next episode of "The Pain-Cancer Connection" which streams live on five of The Mighty's Facebook pages, including their flagship MightySite page. This Tuesday, December 15th at 1pm PST, Cynthia and John interview Yale-graduate and entrepreneur Celine Tien about her development of a Virtual Reality app that helps those with chronic pain and cancer manage anxiety, stress and other wellness challenges. They'll talk about how this cutting-edge therapy works, why it's effective and what motivated Celine to make this her mission. Looking forward to your great comments and questions!
Due to health-related reasons, For Grace's event planning committee has decided to postpone our 10th Annual Women In Pain Conference from February 19th to September 24th, 2021. With a full slate of world-class speakers confirmed, we're looking forward to a day that will bring much-needed light to the "Pain-Cancer" connection and how to best manage these two formidable challenges. Please check back during Spring 2021 to get updates on this groundbreaking event...