For Grace Spokesperson Cynthia Toussaint spoke at the American Pain Society's 2015 annual four-day meeting. After a screening of the Discovery Channel's Pain Matters, she panelled with two others featured in this groundbreaking film. The event also launched PainMatters.com that Ms.Toussaint will guest blog on.
A powerful, in-depth piece about For Grace leaders’ 32-year experience with chronic pain and caregiving is running on Lifescript.com. “How a Hamstring Tear Derailed a Dancer’s Life” focuses on how CRPS can upend a person’s life as well as those around them. The piece also highlights the good work at For Grace.
We're excited at For Grace to have put together a committee of legislators, facilitators, community leaders, law experts and women in pain to forge policy actions. This distinguished group will decide future For Grace legislative actions that will improve the lives of people with pain in California and beyond.
Recently For Grace leaders served as spokespersons for an internet media tour in Atlanta. Besides sharing their 32-year chronic pain and caregiver experience, they started a conversation about a common side effect of taking opioids for the treatment of chronic pain: opioid-induced constipation, also known as OIC. Link here to see one of the interviews and please visit this new blog dedicated to OIC.