"Christina has been uniquely prepared to help the chronic pain community in the way she is now."
Christina and I have been good friends over the past two decades. We have seen each other through the good, the bad and the ugly that life tends to offer over a 20-year span.
Christina has always possessed a loving, giving, selfless, sincerely caring heart. She cares deeply about people - regardless of whether she's known them for years or just met them. Christina has always navigated life from an inherent moral compass which she's uses as a guidepost for her relationships, work ethic, and inner life.
I helplessly watched as the endometriosis, chronic pain, multiple back-to-back surgeries, the diagnosis and death of her attentive father and dissolution of her marriage ravaged her body, her mind, her will and her spirit. I wasn't sure she'd be able to climb her way out of all of it.
I'm happy to say, she definitely proved me wrong. After she left the chronic pain recovery program it was like a light switched back on in her. She wanted to find some way to make all of her suffering worth something. Perhaps even more than that, she understood that financial constraints, proximity, work, and family obligations all can prevent a chronic pain sufferer from getting the kind of help she received.
Christina's education and career laid a foundation but it was her relentless drive to find balance in living with chronic pain that has contributed to her expertise. She spent years talking with her doctors and asking as many questions as she could, researching and studying data, stats, and facts all to create a personalized treatment plan that she would adjust...and readjust...until she found a formula that worked for her. Christina has been uniquely prepared to help the chronic pain community in the way she is now.
I look forward to hearing more stories from those she was destined to help.
Lori F. - Darien, Connecticut