Archive for the ‘advocate’ Category

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Decoding Medical Deductions: A Chronic Illness Patient’s Guide to Navigating Healthcare-Related Expenses and Taxes

Posted on March 5, 2024

“Decoding Medical Deductions” is an invaluable resource for individuals managing chronic illnesses and navigating the complex landscape of medical expenses and taxes in the United States. This comprehensive guide provides ten top strategies and resources to effectively manage medical expenses, optimize costs, and prepare for tax filing. The ebook covers various topics, including deduction eligibility, […]

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Children’s Book about Ehlers-Danlos Published

Posted on January 19, 2024

It’s here! Bendy Bones and Stretchy Skin: An Ehlers-Danlos Book by Pey Carter and their daughter Abigail Bailey hits the virtual shelves on January 23, 2024. Chronic Pain Partners has previously covered the details of the book–where the idea came from, how it took shape, the advocacy Pey does that is portrayed in the book, […]

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EDS Advocates to Follow on Social Media

Posted on January 10, 2024

The Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes may be considered a group of (mostly) rare connective tissue disorders; however, our community is more diverse and stronger than ever, with many advocates sharing their experiences and knowledge via social media. Chronic Pain Partners put together a list of EDS advocates meant to be a work in progress and, of course, […]

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The 7-Step Recipe for EDS Caregivers: Tips for Helping Patients

Posted on January 4, 2024

One of the earliest lessons in flight training is the aviation order of operations: Aviate, Navigate, Communicate. In pilot training, those words mean the following. Aviate: Use the skills to maintain control of the aircraft. Navigate: Know where you are, and where you intend to go. Communicate: Let someone know your plans and needs. Maybe […]

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A New EDS Clinic Coming to a Town Near You (Via Telehealth)

Posted on January 1, 2024

Chronic Pain Partners is excited to speak with David Jameson Harris, a former McKinsey consultant, about his latest project, a new Ehlers-Danlos syndrome clinic, hopefully offering access to expert EDS care in several states starting in February 2024. CPP’s Karina Sturm spoke with David Jameson Harris about his new EDS clinic, his goals, and how […]

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Filmmaker Suri Ellerton, Her EDS Journey & New Film Highlighting The Challenges Of Disabled Parents

Posted on June 30, 2023

Suri Ellerton is a filmmaker, has three children, and lives with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and various comorbid conditions. In this interview with Chronic Pain Partners’ Karina Sturm, Ellerton shares her EDS journey, what it means to be a disabled parent, and how her own experiences relate to her latest film project, “The Game.”  Sturm: Hi, Suri! […]

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New Netflix Documentary ‘Take Care of Maya’ Highlighting Wrongful Child Abuse Allegations

Posted on June 24, 2023

[CW: Suicide] Netflix has just released the highly anticipated documentary, “Take Care of Maya,” which unveils the heart-wrenching journey of the Kowalski family as they confront and challenge wrongful child abuse allegations. Directed by Henry Roosevelt, also known for his role in “The Social Network,” the documentary delves deep into the lives of the Kowalskis, […]

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