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Help Those Living Daily In Pain

$100 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 59 months
Amy Mullholand  RISINGSUN, OH
My name is Amy, and I live with several chronic pain illnesses. I run a blog called The Fibro Frog, and a Facebook Page with the same name. My dream has always been to provide seminars on living with chronic pain/invisible illnesses, from a patient's view. I feel that I became sick, so that I would start educating and advocating for those of us that live every day of our lives, in pain. I'm sure you know how you feel when you have the flu, right? Imagine feeling that way every day. That's how we feel. There are so many misconceptions about these illnesses and the truth needs to get out there so that maybe there will be more funding, for further research. We need a cure, and if not a cure, at least a concrete universal treatment plan. It's hard to break into the public speaking arena. I need to have a track record, to start getting bookings. Therefore, I'm trying to raise the money to be able to rent out a few hotel conference rooms, and to pay for the advertising, and information packets for the seminars I'll hold there, along with travel expenses. That will give me the chance to video the seminar and put clips on YouTube.  It's estimated that more then 116 million people in the U.S. suffer from a chronic pain condition. Please, help me to help all of us.  As it currently sits, we aren't living our lives.  We're just surviving.
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Update 27
Posted by Amy Mullholand
30 months ago
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I only had 4 hrs of sleep last night, due to pain and insomnia. We need a cure or at the very least, a treatment plan that works. If the truth doesn't get out there to dispell the rumors, I'm afraid that won't happen.
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Update 26
Posted by Amy Mullholand
31 months ago
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We're finally at $100 now, so the page should be searchable FINALLY! Hopefully that will help out the fundraising. This may be a long road, but it's a road I won't quit walking. It's my dream. I'll never give up HOPE.
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Update 25
Posted by Amy Mullholand
31 months ago
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Today, I made and shared the photo below on The Fibro Frog's facebook page. I also shared it on my personal facebook page. A friend commented that her doctor told her she doesn't have anything left to try to take away her pain and give her her life back. She said all hope is now gone for her. I feel really sad tonight, because unfortunately she isn't the only one out there that's having a hard time clinging to hope ...and without hope, what do we have? How do we survive from one day to the next? We have to get the true story of this conditon out there. We have to advocate and educate, to help further research. I need $10 more donated to this campaign, before it'll even be searchable on GoFundMe. Please, help me to help others. If improving the quality of another humans life isn't worth it, I sure don't know what is.
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Update 24
Posted by Amy Mullholand
31 months ago
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With your help, a difference can be made in the lives of those who live with a chronic pain illness. If people could understand what the day to day life of a sufferer is truly like, ....if they could understand the difference between living life and surviving life, ....then maybe there would be more funding for further research to find a cure or solid treatment plan. Please help me, to help others.
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Tammy Graham
59 months ago

Amy, I wish you the best of luck! I think that you would be a great speaker on this subject!

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$100 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 59 months
Created May 30, 2012
DH
$10
Dawn Hoke
31 months ago

Keep up the good work!

ER
$5
Emily Rosewall
34 months ago

Amy, my determination was once so strong. It is still there but without the ability to work, I cannot support myself and change the world as I have always dreamed to do. That is at least at this time. After five years it is hard to imagine this will improve. My goals are still there and strong. I appreciate your determination and poster of encouragement. Let us fight till the end and we will both make it, changing our world in different ways.

DH
$10
Dawn Hoke
54 months ago

Thank you for what you are trying to do. I can't help much, but I did make a post on my wall about your site. I asked my friends and family to at least repost if they can't/won't donate.

$15
Anonymous
55 months ago
$5
Tammy Graham
55 months ago

Constantly wishing you all the best!!

$15
Anonymous
55 months ago
JK
$20
Jen Keane
56 months ago

Best of luck, Amy! I hope you get another seminar booked very soon.

$10
Tammy Graham
58 months ago

Wish I could do more to help you get started.

$10
Tammy Graham
59 months ago

I wish you the best!!

Tammy Graham
59 months ago

Amy, I wish you the best of luck! I think that you would be a great speaker on this subject!

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