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!"
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'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.