My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for INTERNATIONAL HYPERHIDROSIS SOCIETY, Charleston, SC, USA
The IHHS gave me the strength, courage, and gusto to stop hiding my sweating secret. I received treatment at one of their CME symposiums. When I arrived and saw the signage proclaiming excessive sweating and read all the stories about people just like me, it was incredibly validating. I could finally sit in a room and sweat without any worries, while at the same time listen to experts who are pioneers in the field and who offer treatments of hope. When I left the symposium that day, I felt like a million bucks. A palpable shift occurred within me that was rather unexpected. As a result of my interactions with Executive Director Lisa Pieretti, I was inspired to launch a blog called My Life as a Puddle to create hope and awareness one drop at a time. The care, attention, and understanding of those at the IHHS is astounding. They GET IT. That day was more than just a CME symposium and an opportunity for treatment. It was about validation, courage, strength, and being seen and physically touched by all of the IHHS staff without having to worry about what they thought of my sweating. I can be changed by my circumstances, but not reduced by them. Maya Angelou once said, “Beauty and strength can be found in adversity.” I thank the IHHS deeply for helping me on my way to find mine.
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