Your 2019 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 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, or will be, challenged by high-impact persistent pain. Please LINK HERE to read our holiday appeal letter and to give.
Please read For Grace's December Story of the Month. Michaela Byer's was a successful hair stylist running her own salon with hundreds of clients. Then nearly overnight, due to a poorly placed sedation IV, she developed Veni-Puncture CRPS that went body wide eventually leaving her unable to work and using a wheelchair. Her doctors labeled her a crazy, drug-seeking woman because she was blonde with a tattoo. Fortunately her husband remained by her side.
The US Pain Collaborative, comprised of advocacy leaders from across the pain community, today announced the publication of a report, titled “Chronic Pain Assessment: Patient Perspectives.” The report, driven by survey data on patient awareness and satisfaction with current chronic pain assessment instruments, provides patient-informed recommendations that should be taken by physicians, patients, and advocacy organizations immediately to improve the lives of people living with chronic pain. The full report can be found HERE. For Grace is proud to be a part of this effort to improve pain assessment for millions struggling to be believed!
For Grace Director John Garrett recently the International Pain Foundation's 2019 Hero of Hope award for Caregiving Advocacy. Along with recognizing his work as a voice for caregivers, the award applauds Garrett's unwavering support and care for his partner, Cynthia Toussaint, a 37-year sufferer of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, other auto-immune disorders and cancer. The award was given at iPain's Comic Pain Relief event in Los Angeles.