Why it started:
Points for Pain was started in 2015, when a 7th grader Tyler Cashman wanted to make a difference. Tyler has been affected by chronic pain in a very personal way – his mom, Casey, has lived with chronic pain every day since 2008. Tyler has seen how chronic pain can impact families in every aspect of life. But he also has seen how U.S. Pain Foundation gave his mom hope by connecting her with beneficial programs and fellow pain warriors who understood her struggles.
Through his mom’s involvement with U.S. Pain, he met children facing these challenges and wanted to make a difference for them. While he cannot take away their pain, he does know if he helps raise awareness for invisible illnesses and raise funds for the programs, it will empower them and help them along their pain journeys. Tyler wants to help them realize they are not alone in their battle and that we all support them.