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December 2017

Casey Cashman

Casey Cashman is a lively, optimistic 33-year-old. With a charismatic and bubbly personality, no one would ever suspect that she lives with three chronic pain disorders. Her journey with pain…

Michele Rice

A passionate teacher who flourished in the classroom and loved her fourth-grade students. But in September 2000, a workplace fall changed everything. She began a long journey that led first…

Michaela O’Connor

On June 11, 2006, Michaela O’Connor experienced an extreme, sudden pain along the right side of her face. Being only 19 years old and just about to complete her first…

Dennis Kinch

“Do what you can, when you can.” These seven words have carried him through hardships and triumphs. In 2005-2006, they even spearheaded his crusade to walk the entire Route 66…

Julian Phillips

Battling chronic pain for over 30 years. In his early 20s, Julian was athletic and active. He enjoyed weekly water polo games with friends in his hometown of London, and…

Ellen Smith

 Living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), a progressive degenerative connective tissue disorder characterized by joint hypermobility, skin extensibility, and tissue fragility, Ellen knew from childhood that she was unusually flexible and…

Anthony Ameen

Anthony Ameen is a combat veteran. Having served our country from 2002-2010 as a US Navy Hospital Corpsman, Anthony is the recipient of the Purple Heart, the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement…

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Mary Currall

To the outside world, eighteen-year-old Mary Currall appears to be a normal young adult. No one would suspect she lives with thirteen of the diseases and disorders on the National…