Woman In Pain Ava Rice is featured for March's Story of the Month. Suffering from severe abdominal pain and fatigue, Ava was made to feel like a drug addict by her dismissive doctors who left her without hope, living on a couch and struggling to care for her toddler. With no answers in sight, Ava's marriage became strained. Her greatest wish is that someday pain care gender bias will be a thing of the past.
For Grace Founder Cynthia Toussaint was invited to join Maria Shriver's amazing Women's Alzheimer's Movement. By contributing to"The Big Wall", Cynthia brings a unique perspective about how certain pain medications, including one she's taken for 30 years, can lead to Alzheimer's. This critical issue is in desperate need of awareness - and this is a big step forward!
For February's Story of the Month, we're spotlighting Stephanie Thomson who went from the lights of the stage as a professional singer and dancer to fighting for pain care. A Canadian resident, Stephanie's new doctor pulled the opioids that gave her relief, labeling her a drug addict. But like the showbiz trooper she is, Stephanie continues to fight for her life-preserving meds.
For Grace Founder Cynthia Toussaint has been invited to join a dozen thought-leaders to brainstorm how women process severe physical and emotional pain. This two-day think tank will take place in Philadelphia on January 17-18th. The conclusions from these workshops will ultimately help women who suffer from migraines. Happy to be on board!