THE PACIFIC CHAPTER OF THE NEUROPATHY ASSOCIATION
June 24, 2011
I first joined the Northern CA Chapter of The Neuropathy Assn. (recent name change to: The Pacific Chapter of The Neuropathy Assn.) to better understand and cope with this chronic nerve disease and soon found out about their network of support groups. After attending the group in San Jose, CA. for close to six months, I became Asst. Leader, and a few months later the current Leader resigned, so I moved up to Leader. Four years later now, and still enjoying this volunteer position!
This organization, led by Bev Anderson, President & Founder, focuses on helping the patient with coping skills, education and practical advice. For me, attending support groups and neuropathy conferences is empowering and I'm always learning something new.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
helping to manage the chronic pain and muscle weakness associated with neuropathy. It really helps to speak to others with the same problems.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
try to get better media coverage, so more patients would know about us.
Volunteer & I am the NCCNA San Francisco peninsula and south bay Regional Coordinator.