Earlier last month, U.S. Pain Foundation published its 12th edition of the INvisible Project, the pediatric second edition. The issue features the stories and photos of 10 children living with painful conditions ranging from spina bifida to complex regional pain syndrome. It is the fourth and final edition to be published this year. The magazine was released in conjunction with the first-ever pediatric pain retreat, held Nov. 9 through 11.
U.S. Pain is excited to announce a new program, Pediatric Pain Warriors, dedicated to serving kids with pain and their families. The program will consist of additional pediatric editions of the INvisible Project, pediatric-focused educational events like Take Control of Your Pain Days, support groups, weekend retreats, scholarships to attend a summer camp designed for kids with chronic conditions, and online resources.
Rainy skies couldn’t stop J.H.S. 194 William Carr School in Queens, New York, from uniting to walk a mile to raise awareness for one of their own students, Tyler Kilpatrick, on May 5. Despite being held indoors, the walk was a success, with the entire school participating.
Derek Kilpatrick, Tyler’s brother, started a walk at their school, to raise awareness for his brother. Tyler was diagnosed with reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), in his leg. “I wanted to do something to help get my brother back and make sure he knew I was always there to support him in any way I could,” says Derek.