Your 2020 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 life-altering chronic pain. Please LINK HERE to read our holiday appeal letter and to give.
Check out For Grace's December Story of the Month. Woman in pain Katy Itacy had a successful law career in her early thirties until excruciating back pain forced her into early retirement. Despite her thinking its cause was a re-emerging childhood spinal tumor, doctors repeatedly said no, even suggesting her pain was "psychosomatic." Katy eventually found a "tethered-cord syndrome" specialist who confirmed her suspicion; however, it was too little too late. Katy now advocates for herself and others who have been neglected by healthcare professionals.
For Grace was honored to be a contributing resource in an October 15th Ms. Magazine article. The piece, titled "Gender Bias in Healthcare Is Playing a Dangerous Role in COVID-19 Care", highlights dismissal of women's symptoms as common, adding that there is rampant sexism in US healthcare. As source material for the article, For Grace's 2014 Women In Pain Survey was used, a survey that discovered that when women report pain it is often dismissed as emotional distress.