Taking a stand for better days ahead, For Grace has endorsed Senate bill 562 which will enact universal healthcare in California. Our hope is that once this bill is signed into law, SB 562 will serve as a model for the rest of the country to assure access to health care for all women in pain. For Grace will continue to attend rallies and town halls in partnership with the Health Care for All organization.
Happy to share For Grace turns 15 years old today! We're deeply pleased that our media outreach, legislation, public speaking, events, support groups and writing have made a positive difference in awareness and care for so many. This year we're as busy as ever traveling the globe to shine a bright light on the plight of women in pain and care gender bias. We're also authoring a new book, producing a show and planning our September Change Agent Pain Summit. Cheers to more good work and better days ahead! Thank you everyone for your big SUPPORT.
In April we're featuring Woman In Pain Paula Whelan as our Story of the Month. Paula was a type "AA" personality who had a family and a taste for adventure. Then one day she woke with excruciating bladder pain. Many abusive and dismissive doctors later, Paula feared the C word until she found out she had IC (Interstitial Cystitis) - something far more challenging. This often overlooked chronic pain disease has slowed Paula down as she grapples with hope...
For Grace Leaders will travel to Washington DC to participate in a three-day symposium next week. Comprised of patient advocacy thought-leaders, workshops will dig deep into the chronic pain experience to discover the leading reasons why people with pain continue to be misunderstood, under-appreciated and under-served. Looking forward to making positive change!