“There are risks and costs to action. But they are far
less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.”
– John F. Kennedy
We as Chiarians have learned the necessity of educating ourselves and helping one another. Our ability to do so has already revolutionized our fight at an individual level, but we need to be proactive in order to accomplish real change on a larger scale. From our right to competent medical care, to our rights for proper pain management options, we cannot expect people to fight for our rights unless we are first willing to fight ourselves. Please stay tuned to this area with calls to action and updates. All of us need to come together so we CAN make a real difference! Individually we have small voices that are easy to dismiss, but together we are strong, loud and fierce!
Right now, there is an assault on chronic pain patients, and the long fought for rights promised to all disabled persons in the United States. While we all are moved by the lives lost to drug abuse, the assault being waged by zealous politicians that are willing to sacrifice our rights, is based on incorrect statistics and propaganda. We have no choice when it came to the type of disability we face, but because of its effect on the central nervous system, pain will always be a part of it. We have a right to proper help with our pain! Some of us have lost rights in certain states and others are being threatened for the future loss of pain control options. Our rights as Chronic Pain Patients needs to be a focus for all of us. Let's help our legislators understand what we face and make our voices heard! Article: US Government Officials Endorse Inhumane Torture of Chronic Pain Patients