PATIENT ALLIANCE NEUROENDOCRINEIMMU DISORDERS ORG FOR RESECH & ADV INC

Rating: 4.42 stars   78 reviews

Issues: Health

Location: 3625 Orchard View Traverse City MI 49684 USA

Mission: Our mission is to provide educational programs for patients, caregivers, physicians, researchers and the communities where awareness and services to the patient community are lacking. Our mission includes advocacy and grass roots initiatives to raise awareness for neuroendocrineimmune disorders in Florida and beyond. We support and advocate for increased scientific research to find a cure for these debilitating and disabling illnesses. Our goals are to encourage and assist patients and their families in leading productive and fulfilling lives.
Results: This past July we participated in the Chase Community Giving project. The public voted for us and we ranked number 162 on the list of the top 200 small charities in the U.S. winning a $20K grant to be applied for our daily operations and apply toward the advocacy efforts of the NEI Center. The NEI Centerâ„¢. This center will be the first research center of its kind. Individuals in need of assistance will benefit from cutting edge science, clinical support, and research, including our computer-aided disease diagnosis and treatment (CADDT) system, which will be specifically designed for multi-system illnesses and complex diseases. The end result will be world-wide access for patients, who will be able to find community social services and resources that will help them feel better, live longer and enhance their quality of life.
Target demographics: Individuals stricken with NeuroEndocrineImmune Disorders.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Patient and caregivers who participate in our educational community events and on our advocacy grass roots campaigns. We have seen our advocacy program steadily increase its effectiveness by the number of individuals joining our Facebook page and our Cause projects pages on Facebook.
Programs: Advocates Extraordinaire(tm), a leadership advocacy program aimed to teach patients to express effectively their personal voices and work in collaboration with our board to implement fund raising, grass roots campaigns, media awareness. One Voice, One Community, One Cause(tm), an advocacy program dedicated to bring unity to our overall community, We aim to reduce the gap between the many organizations and patient groups working as a bridge to facilitate understanding, foster collaboration and increase trust among the groups and other stakeholders. The goal of the program is to engage our health government agencies in a much needed conversation and assure a seat at the table on issues affecting public health. Causes on Facebook: The NEI Center
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5 people found this review helpful

I should say I am a client "not served." PANDORA Org says it is a national organization to benefit people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, but all it really does is serve a few members of small support groups in Michigan and Alabama, where its staff members live. On the national scene, it has failed to represent the interests of ME patients again and again, as it is doing now, with its recommendation for exercise to be required of ME patients, even those who suffer from severe ME.

With phony "friends" like these, who needs enemies?

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PANDORAORG 's concern for those of us with invisible illnesses such as ME/CFS is honest and from the heart. No other organization I know is as personally involved with the patient community. From quilts to wrap a patient in love, to advocacy projects, physician education, to feeding a debilitated NEIDS patient, PANDORAORG ensures a better today and tomorrow for all of us.

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2014

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I have many neuroendocrineimmune disorders, i.e. ME/CFS, FM, Interstitial Cystitis, Sjogrens, and others. I so admire the wonderful folks at PANDORA for their hard work, caring and support for patients with NEIDs. I have observed and participated as I have been able in their many advocacy efforts. They strive to spread awareness, advocate, educate, support patients in various ways, and promote research. One of their most important endeavors is physician education. Thank for all that you are doing for our "invisible" illnesses!

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I help with the "Covered In Love" patient support area where we send out Handmade quilts to patients who are struggling with difficulties beyond their normal illness circumstances. In 6 months time, 3 volunteers have been able to send out 28 hand made quilts to patients not only in Michigan, but all area's of the United States, Canada, the UK, and Europe. This program brings so much joy and support to the patients who receive them. Most say they came at the darkest hours of their illness. It is a pleasure to be a part of this awesome organization. The integrity, compassion, and dedication of the board is beyond words.

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I can not put to words what a ray of hope PANDORA is to the patient population that they serve. They are our voice at local, state, and national events. They let us know of complicated issues involving the FDA and CDC, etc. and put it in terms those us of with cognitive issues can understand. PANDORA educates health care providers so that they understand what we go through and keep them up-to-date on the latest research. They have pulled together the patient population that they serve, to have a voice, a loud voice, in an otherwise voiceless illness. We are the forgotten. We are the hard to treat and easy to ignore patients. PANDORA is a remarkable organization, with an incredible board of creative and inspiring people, many who know first hand what these illnesses can do to families. The patient population is very thankful to have PANDORA on our side, to advocate, educate, and enlighten us.

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Life-changing

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Very Well

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2013

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I have never had the pleasure of working with a more dedicated group of individuals that put the patient's needs as an absolute top priority.

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They take on the challenge of making people aware of very devastating illnesses and advocating on their behalf.

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2 people found this review helpful

As a patient with ME/CFS, I am immensely grateful to PANDORA ORG for all their amazing advocacy work. Without organizations like them, we will never get the proper funding for biomedical ME/CFS research or the health care that the ME/CFS patient community so desperately needs.

ME/CFS is a severely debilitating neuroimmune disease which has been overlooked by the public authorities for decades. Change is needed, and PANDORA helps bring it around.

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Pandora does an amazing job of supporting a large and usually neglected community. The most important thing Pandora does for me is help me to keep hope. They educate the medical profession, which is a HUGE need, and patients and family, as well as offering a lot of practical and trusted help, when often there is virtually no support or understanding in a patient's home community

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There needs to be more groups like this one. Educating the medical field and patients. Giving help to those who would normally suffer in silence due to the range of care/education their medical team has. Fighting for so many that cannot make it out their bed or home. Compassionate about all that are suffering.

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PANDORA ORG does an outstanding job for patients with NEID's and their families! They work to educate patients, their families, and physicians about NEID's. They engage in advocacy, support research, and are committed to improving the qualify of life for patients. PANDORA is an all-volunteer organization with compassionate and extremely committed leadership!

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Life-changing

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2014

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P.A.N.D.O.R.A. serves an estimated 20 million Americans affected by Neuroendocrine Immune illnesses. These illnesses include ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia, Multiple Chemical Sensitivites, Gulf War Syndrome, and persistent Lyme disease. The organization serves as an advocate for those suffering from these illnesses by helping shape public policy and supporting education and research. They are currently working toward the establishment of a clinical and research facility in New Jersey, the NEI Center. Their ability to bring people from different groups together has been impressive. Although they are a small organization, they were successful in getting other groups to vote for them in the recent Community Chase Giving Contest and won $20,000. The prize winnings will go largely toward the NEI Center. Their motto is: "ONE VOICE, ONE COMMUNITY, ONE CAUSE." Their dedication, enthusiasm, and "I Can!" mentality inspires everyone and gives hope that we will find ways to alleviate the suffering of those with NEI illnesses.!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

P.A.N.D.O.R.A. supports awareness-raising projects. Recently they helped raise money to buy an ad in the Washington Post about ME/CFS. There was also a blurb from the ad that appeared on a huge sign in Times Square in New York City. These efforts help government officials and the public understand the devastating nature of NEID's and the need for increased funding.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If they had more funding, they could do even more.

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