Participants

OIC Edition

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

Ellen Smith is living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), a progressive degenerative connective tissue disorder characterized by joint hypermobility, skin extensibility, and tissue fragility. Ellen’s case is severe, and has worsened…

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Casey Cashman

Casey Cashman is a lively, optimistic 33-year-old whose charismatic personality belies the struggles she faces with three chronic pain disorders. Surgery gone wrong: reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) Casey’s pain journey began…

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