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International Pain Foundation

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Health Care, Health Support, Medical Research, Patient & Family Support

Mission: International Pain Foundation (iPain) is your Power of Pain headquarters. Our mission is to educate and support the chronic pain community around the world. iPain provides community based services that address needs of chronic pain patients with conditions such as RSD/CRPS, post cancer pain, fibromyalgia, diabetic neuropathy, lyme, lupus, and more.

Results: The foundations objectives are reached through important educational events, support, resources, and enhancement projects that are funded through private donations and grants. The Power of Pain Foundation (dba: International Pain Foundation) demonstrates its commitment to the chronic pain community by promoting new knowledge in the cause and treatment of chronic pain conditions involving nerve pain. The ultimate goal is to provide tools and life skills to chronic pain patients giving them the ability to perform their regular activities in the community and to bolster society’s ability to provide full opportunities and appropriate supports. Through supporting education for pain patients, family members, caretakers and medical professionals, we make an important contribution to the overall knowledge and treatment of chronic pain. This allows our foundation to affect the lives of the millions of people with Neuropathy pain nationwide as well as chronic pain patient’s, caretakers, family members and healthcare professionals. Whether you have Neuropathy pain or are a caregiver, family member or friend of someone diagnosed, we’ll help you face the challenges and life changes of chronic nerve pain, head on.

Target demographics: the chronic pain community

Direct beneficiaries per year: millions of pain patients around the world.

Geographic areas served: worldwide

Programs: ~ Promoting public and professional awareness of Neuropathy chronic pain conditions ~ Educating those afflicted with the painful neuro diseases, their families, friends and healthcare providers on the disabling pain it causes. ~ Provide action-oriented public education and pain policy improvement through activities and efforts to eliminate the under treatment of chronic pain and increase proper access to care.

Community Stories

39 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

12 Ravishing Rhiannon S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a chronic Pain Patient that has suffered for many years due to Migraines, several Autoimmune illnesses, spinal issues, multiple joint surgery/replacements, & the gamut of medical issues goes on. Like so many, I had no "real" person or place in my local community to turn to. I "met" Barby online through Facebook,Twitter, & then discovered the IPF. I feel as if I have "support" mentally, physically & emotionally through the Foundation. I find a great deal of information here, & know that ALL of us are not only members, but patients also. Having a Chronic Pain issue & trying to "get through" to someone who does not have it, is almost impossible. That is why through the Foundation having all "patients", as well as Foundation members & advocates helps to give us a "louder" voice to physicians,the medical field, to the governmental bodies & helps to provide information to family members, friends & those who don't understand the horrible aspects of living in chronic daily pain, yet trying to have some kind of "normal life" as well. I am proud to be a part of the International Pain Foundation & admire each and every one of the members, the advocates, & the outstanding work they do to help ALL of us.

12

Former staff

Rating: 5

I am a chronic pain patient and I am a delegate in this fundation that helps people in pain like me. With this foundation I noticed that I am not the worse and I am not alone and its even better when we get to feel veterr because we were helped emotionaly bu other patients and we do great things for everyone

14

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer and a pain patient. I volunteer because I want others to know we can live with and take control of our pain. I want others to know there is help and relief. I have been involved since 2013 and have learned so much about myself and chronic pain and what to give back to others what I did not have when things started in 2009 and the Foundation gives me that chance.

13

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have limited medical resources for RSD/CRPS in my state. International Pain Foundation has numerous resources for pain patients. It is a positive, caring organization. I have accessed many of their resources and referred people to the website for help. Barby and Ken have promptly responded to my questions and inquiries. I have never met them but I feel as though they are friends helping friends. Their hard work is state of the art and very much appreciated.

13 Kurtis O.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

IPain is a great Foundation. It's ran by a lot of amazing people and I love being a part of it! Being able to advocate for people dealing with pain is what makes it amazing to me.

12

Volunteer

Rating: 5

iPain has been a life-changer for me. I have found not only a group of peers, with whom I can support and information with, I have also found a place where I can utilize my talents to make a real difference. I feel empowered again, thanks to my part as a Delegate to International Pain Foundation.