Past Ambassadors of the Year
A tribute to a late pain warrior, the Joselynn Badman Ambassador of the Year Award is presented each year to an exemplary U.S. Pain Foundation volunteer.
How does the process work? Throughout the year, U.S. Pain honors “Pain Warriors of the Month” in its newsletter. At the end of the year, these individuals are automatically entered into consideration for the Ambassador of the Year Award. A committee of U.S. Pain team members makes a final selection.
How are recipients honored? Recipients are honored in an announcement to all U.S. Pain subscribers. U.S. Pain also alerts the honoree’s local media. In addition, they receive a plaque with their name. When or if possible, honorees may be invited to a U.S. Pain event to be presented the plaque in person.
An active and nurturing pain ambassador, Joselynn Badman was an inspirational volunteer for others living with chronic pain who sought hope and support. Joselynn was able to provide comfort to those who felt their pain condition was not validated. Joselynn learned to live life with pain and not in pain, despite the conditions she fought. While a volunteer for U.S. Pain Foundation, Joselynn was able to raise awareness within her state of Indiana, advocating for patient rights and educating others about issues impacting the chronic pain community.
In 2015, Joselynn courageously lost her pain battle, but her legacy lives on. U.S. Pain Foundation is honored to memorialize Joselynn’s dedication to the pain community through this unique and empowering award.