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- Anne Frank

Chronic Pain “Miracle Makers” Hosted By Cynthia Toussaint

For Grace is excited to announce a 2019 partnership with The Mighty’s worldwide community to educate, inspire and empower women in pain. Beginning in February, Cynthia Toussaint will host a live stream with a different guest each month. She’ll interview miracle makers, many who have survived impossible odds to go on to make the world a better place for women with high-impact pain. All of her guests will be inspiring change agents!

Join Cynthia every fourth Thursday of the month at The Mighty’s Chronic Illness Facebook page for a lively interview that will get under the surface of the chronic pain experience while inspiring those struggling with it to start a better day.

Upcoming Guests

March 28, 2019 @ 1:30pm PST

Karen Duffy

Karen “Duff” Duffy is an American writer, model, television personality, and actress. She is a certified hospital chaplain, a former Coney Island Mermaid Queen, one of People Magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People” in 1993, and winner of the Ernest Borgnine Look-Alike Contest. In 1995, Duffy was diagnosed with a rare form of the disease sarcoidosis called neurosarcoidosis. Since then, she’s written two books ( Model Patient: My Life As an Incurable Wise-Ass and Backbone: Living With Chronic Pain Without Turning Into One) about her experience living with chronic pain and is a member of the Alliance for the Ethical Treatment of Pain Patients.

To find out more about Karen’s journey with chronic pain, please link HERE.

April 25, 2019 @ 1:30 PT

Maya Dusenbery

Maya Dusenbery is a journalist, editor, and author of the book Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick. A New York Times Editors’ Choice pick, Doing Harm was named one of the best books of 2018 by NPR and Library Journal. Maya has been interviewed about gender bias in medicine on NPR’s Fresh Air, Good Morning America, and countless radio shows and podcasts. She has given talks on the subject to diverse audiences, including students, health care providers, patient advocates, researchers, and biomedical industry employees.

To find out more about Maya, please link HERE.

Past Guests

Dr. Ginvera Liptan

Ginevra Liptan, M.D. is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine, board-certified in internal medicine, and trained in functional medicine, a holistic approach that blends both western and alternative medicine. After developing fibromyalgia as a medical student, Dr. Liptan spent many years using herself as a guinea pig to find successful treatments, and has fine-tuned her approach by treating thousands of patients. She is one of the few clinical specialists in the world to focus solely on fibromyalgia, and directs The Frida Center for Fibromyalgia in Portland, Oregon. She also serves as medical advisor to the Fibromyalgia Information Foundation and is on the board for the non-profit Mastering Pain Institute.

She is the author of The FibroManual: A Complete Fibromyalgia Treatment Guide for You and Your DoctorThe Fibro Food Formula: A Real-Life Approach to Fibromyalgia Relief, and Figuring out Fibromyalgia: Current Science and the Most Effective Treatments.

Watch an archive of the Miracle Makers premiere episode with Dr. Liptan HERE.


See you at The Mighty’s Chronic Illness Facebook Page!