For September Pain Awareness Month, we're spotlighting Woman In Pain and artist Radene Marie Cook's harrowing journey from helicopter reporter to Worker's Comp victim to Pain Warrior. After literally dropping out of the sky, Radene has used her pain to inspire and embolden others to take control of their care and find better wellness. Besides being an advocate and writer, Radene depicts her pain journey on the canvas - and will be displaying her extensive gallery at For Grace's 2017 Change Agent Pain Summit: Part One on September 22.
Check out the press release for our quickly-approaching Change Agent Pain Summit: Part One where you'll find details about this exciting, empowering day. Be a voice for better pain care for yourself and others by joining us in Los Angeles (free passes are still available!) or via live, worldwide webcast on September 22nd. Be the change you want to see!
Listen to For Grace founder Cynthia Toussaint share inspiring insights about chronic pain, disability and her book, Battle for Grace, on host Win Charles' Butterflies of Wisdom podcast! Win, a cerebral palsy and chronic pain sufferer, and Cynthia went deep into chronic illness issues including the marriage penalty law and the critical need to raise awareness among the public and healthcare community. Please link here to hear the one-hour show.
For Grace has joined 73 organizations in writing a letter to the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. The letter highlights the need to implement the National Pain Strategy as part of a long-term strategy to address the chronic pain and opioid epidemics, as well as the critical care needs of people with pain.