Why it started:
Points for Pain was started in 2015 by 7th grader Tyler Cashman. Tyler has been affected by chronic pain in a very personal way – his mom, Casey, has lived with pain every day since 2008. Tyler saw how chronic pain can impact families in every aspect of life. But he also saw how U.S. Pain Foundation gave his mom hope by connecting her with beneficial programs and other people living with pain.
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 knows if he helps raise awareness and funding, it will empower them and help them along their pain journeys. Now in high school, Tyler has raised more than $40,000 for pediatric pain warriors.