May 19, 2014
As I have attended and sat through many conferences in regards to the conundrum of chronic pain, and RSD/CRPS specifically, I have noticed that many of the concerns expressed surround the inability to find specialists, as well as others suffering, who understand the debilitating effects of chronic pain. As a result, hope and a desire for remission or healing can be lost which can eventually lead to a very destructive and demoralizing lifestyle. Having dealt with RSD and a conglomeration of other health issues myself, I can attest to the difficulties and challenges that these concerns place on one’s life. For me, hope was restored when I met Barby and Ken, founders and executive leaders of the Power of Pain Foundation. Since my meeting with Barby and Ken in September of 2009, I have been introduced to several beneficial treatments and physicians, as well as provided with the opportunity to participate in various events to raise awareness. The Power of Pain Foundation has also been extremely supportive of my thoughts and ideas to reach out and help others who are suffering from similar experiences. I am very proud and grateful to be affiliated with such a superb organization and then to be associated with people as extraordinary as Barby and Ken. They, and others of this great organization, have helped me get my life back on track and continue to be a huge support in all of my current endeavors.
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November 9, 2012
In the spring of 2009, I was diagnosed with RSD. At that time, I had very little knowledge of this painful neuropathy and for the most part, was lost and unsure about how I was going to function with this debilitating form of chronic pain. Later that year, I was introduced to Barby Ingle and her husband Ken, and that's when I encountered a turning point in my life. Barby is the Executive Director of the Power of Pain Foundation and it was through her and this organization that I found hope, guidance, and a surety that I would be able to move forward with my life. I have personally witnessed the powerful and positive impact that this foundation has had in the lives of many people. The Power of Pain Foundation has an unwavering and stalwart dedication to educate and help those of us that are suffering from several different forms of chronic pain. I am extremely honored to be given a chance to become more associated with the Power of Pain Foundation as a board member and give of myself just as Barby and others have given of themselves for me. I will be forever grateful to the Power of Pain Foundation and its members for how this organization has helped me find power over my pain.
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MY ROLE:Board Member