"Making the unknown known is the important thing."
—Georgia O'Keefe
What's New
Pain Images Help Explain CRPS

Having Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is an overwhelming challenge – and one big reason is that others (family, friends, physicians, etc.) have a hard time understanding what your pain feels like. To help communicate your CRPS pain, For Grace has collaborated with leading pain advocacy organizations to develop a series of visualizations that can assist you. Better understanding of what you’re going through with CRPS will lead to improved compassion and care. Link HERE to see and download these helpful graphics. We’d love to hear how these images work for you. Please share your feedback by emailing us at forgracewip@yahoo.com.

October Story of the Month

Check out For Grace's October Story of the Month! Woman In Pain Charlene Crowley began having unusual symptoms in her mid-40's. Despite unexplained pain, stiffness, fatigue and severe double vision, she bravely continued her work in law enforcement until her progressing lack of wellness forced her into a full-time search for a diagnosis and treatment. After multiple doctor visits across many states with a laundry list of tests, however, Charlene was left with the diagnosis of "PSYCHOLOGICAL" as of her writing. She states, "I am at a total loss!"

Caregiving Explored on The Mighty

Join For Grace founder Cynthia Toussaint as she continues her Miracle Makers live stream series on The Mighty's Chronic Illness Facebook page this Thursday, September 26 @ 1:30pm PT. This month Cynthia interviews Dr. Donna Benton who's an assistant research professor at the University of Southern California specializing in aging and caregiving. Dr. Benton will share insights on the challenges of caregiving for someone with a serious chronic illness, in particular those with persistent pain. She'll also give advice on how caregivers can practice self-care to stay healthy and well despite the stress.          

For Grace Tabbed in Pain Webinar

For Grace's efforts to improve the lives of those with chronic pain received a number of nice mentions on a webinar hosted by the US Pain Foundation that featured National Pain Report editor-in-chief Ed Coghlan. Specifically highlighted were founder Cynthia Toussaint's spearheading a series of articles on Fox News that provided the overlooked chronic pain patient side of the opioid crisis - and our efforts to implement a comprehensive pain strategy in California. Listen to the entire webinar HERE.

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