Team For Grace extends Happy Holiday wishes to women in pain across the globe, a wonderful season we hope will be filled with good cheer, steady joy and minimum pain. While 2022 proved to be a personally and globally challenging year, these are times where resilience, appreciation and generous spirit become the cornerstones of better days ahead. Cheers to all, wherever you may be on this wondrous planet! May the New Year bring you and yours bountiful beginnings...
In 2020, For Grace partnered with leading international CRPS advocacy organizations, along with Grunenthal Pharmaceuticals and NexGen Healthcare Communications, in crafting and distributing a comprehensive survey to glean new understandings about this elusive chronic pain disease. The results from around the world are now in, and we excitedly look to January to share cutting-edge insights about the CRPS experience along with new hope moving forward. Please check back soon!
Your 2022 tax-deductible donation will aid For Grace's global efforts to empower women in pain, sensitize the media and public about pain care gender bias and influence policy makers to embrace chronic pain as a public health crisis. It is because of your generosity that we are able to continue our education and awareness programs to improve the lives of women who are challenged by life-altering chronic pain. Please LINK HERE to read our 2022 holiday appeal letter and to give.
Check out For Grace's December Story of the Month as we continue to explore the connection between trauma and chronic pain. Woman In Pain and author of The Migraine Relief Plan Cookbook Stephanie Weaver began experiencing strange sensations early in life, making her feel "zoned out" and disconnected from her body. Years later she developed debilitating back pain and sciatica triggered by a roller-skating injury that was never properly addressed. Stephanie now understands that her dissociation was a coping mechanism that helped her survive years of childhood sexual abuse - and wonders if her life-long pain could have been avoided if she'd been "embodied sooner."