I just wanted to let you know that after a year of contemplating what I wanted to say, I wrote my thoughts about what happened between U.S. Pain Foundation & me last year in September 2018.
During my time as a very active Health/Pain Advocate, I achieved a few proud moments that I would really like to share with all of you:
1: I was awarded a “Special Tribute” from the Governor of the state of Michigan (Governor Rick Snyder) in 2016
2: I was the runner up finalist for 2013 WEGO Health “Unsung Hero” Award
3: I have over 42 published articles with the National Pain Report.
4: I was awarded the “US Pain Ambassador of the year award 2016”
5: I was certified as an in-person support group leader & ran a support group in my city for chronic pain & RSD/CRPS
6: I was accredited in a pediatric course for RSD/CRPS via AMEDCO & RSDSA
7: I was appointed to the Board of Directors for the U.S. Pain Foundation
8: I was honored in my hometown, with a Newspaper article
I didn’t do any of what I did, in order to get something in return. But these were amazing rewards after so much time went into my multiple US Pain Foundation projects, my writing, videos, Support Groups, getting proclamations & doing many many Awareness Events for USPF, RSDHope & RSDSA.
The Link to my 1 minute You Tube Video (1 minute long)
I’ve been contemplating writing my side of the story; after severing my ties with the US Pain Foundation in September 2018. I have my story written and published. If you’d like to read it, just go back one blog post before this one.
Below are a few photos that remind me to keep going when I sometimes feel like giving up. I am strong and so are you! We can do this together!