I want to raise funds to advocate on behalf of Fibromyalgia Awareness!
Fibromyalgia is one of the most common chronic pain conditions in the world.
Unfortunately, an estimated 3-6% of the world’s population & 10 million Americans alone are diagnosed by this disorder. Even though it is most common in women (about 90%), people of all ages and ethnic groups suffer from this condition which has no cure. Traumatic events have been known to trigger Fibromyalgia. But then, often times we see this disorder in families, among siblings, mothers and their children. Which is my situation, and why I chose to go way beyond my comfort zone, advocate and hopefully inspire others. My grandma, mom, sister and I all have Fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia’s definition is as follows: chronic widespread pain, multiple tender points, abnormal pain processing, sleep disturbances, fatigue and often psychological distress. For those with severe symptoms, fibromyalgia can be extremely debilitating and even interfere with life’s basic daily activities.