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 Center™. 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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Rating: 1 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Pandora Org does real harm to Myalgic Encephalomyelitis patients by pretending to be a national organization and helping their friends in government agencies. Right now they are helping the National Institutes of Health, an agency of the Dept. of Health and Human Services, redefine ME so it will require treatment by psychs. In addition, Pandora Org told NIH that they should require even severely affected ME patients to exercise. This is ludicrous! Exercise is very harmful for ME patients and frequently causes them to be bedbound for weeks or months after exercise. It would be better for ME patients if Pandora just went back to doing whatever it does for its Michigan members instead of hurting ME patients all over the country.

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3 people found this review helpful

Really, I am a CLIENT NOT SERVED. PANDORA ORG is not helpful to actual patients. They have proven again and again that they do not care about the people suffering with the illness. They should just disappear and stop torturing patients. I can't begin to describe how much trouble their incorrect information given to my doctor has caused me. They recommend exercise be required even of sufferers with very severe M.E. I have personally tried their recommendation for exercise--increasing amounts of exercise supposedly to build up ability to exercise--and it causes me to crash so I cannot get out of bed for weeks. These people are not helping patients. They are harming patients.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This growing organization has helped me connect with other people who have my illness (ME/CFS) and has helped me make my voice heard among government officials and medical professionals. PANDORA Org gives me some hope for my future, which is a precious gift.

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5 people found this review helpful

If Pandora Org were honest and only said they are a support group for a small number of patients in Michigan, they might not be too bad, but NO, they try to say they are a national group and that they do work all over the country. This is not true. They only give quilts to people in Michigan and sometimes they give out donated gas cards to people who are active on their facebook page. That's it. That's what they do. They only do things for a very small number of their friends and they do nothing to help the millions of people lying in beds with chronic illnesses. They are a phony organization and they lie.

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6 people found this review helpful

"Sadly, instead of showing solidarity with the experts and the patient community it is asserting to represent, PANDORA, following in the CFIDS Association of America’s (CAA) footsteps, chose not to stand with the ME experts regardless of what it is claiming. After much speculation last week by patients on the position of PANDORA on the IOM contract and silence for days, PANDORA went into full-blown damage-control mode on October 14, 2013. It finally released an official statement on the IOM contract (“position paper”). In it, PANDORA concedes that it “turn[ed] in a list of expert nominations.” Even though we pretty much knew, from the information that leaked last week, that this was going on, many patients’ hearts sank." For more info go to http://thoughtsaboutme.com/2013/10/16/opening-pandoras-box-pandora-cozies-up-to-iom/

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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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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

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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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

As someone with multiple NEIDs, I am so thankful that PANDORA exists. Not only do they do a ton of good work; helping spread awareness, advocacy, education, supporting patients in various ways, promoting research, etc, etc, but by doing so, they also bring so much hope to a very under served patient population. When one is as sick as many of us are, and there are so few that even try to understand, let alone actually help, and so little good research for treatments and cures, etc, knowing that there is a group that truly cares is HUGE. Many in this patient population wind up committing suicide, because we are so sick, and have so little hope for good treatments, and so little validation. The impact of the hope for a better future that PANDORA gives us cannot be overstated, nor can the understanding and caring that they show over and over to so many patients.

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

This non profit organization has helped so much with my battling a misunderstood illness.
I have learned so much and have made so many friends. Without people like this I felt so alone trying to understand what even Doctors don't understand. Thank you Thank You Thank You!

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6 people found this review helpful

I was diagnosed with ME/CFS in 2010 at Mayo Clinic. Back in my hometown I couldn't find a doctor who was educated about this horrible illness. I reached out to PANDORA & CF Solutions of West Michigan. I received hope, support &, education. They even had information that I could share & educate my doctors with. They are always kind and get back to you in a timely manner if you have a question, which is amazing since most of them are as sick as I am. I am very greatful for an organization like this.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 1 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I should say I am a client UNSERVED! This organization is actually a local support organization for people in Michigan. Since I do not live in Michigan, all it does for me is continually ask me for money so they can do their services for their Michigan people.

They say they are a national organization, but all they really do is serve people in Michigan.

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