State: Illinois
Chronic Condition: Endometriosis

“Advocacy is important to me because so many women have so many questions about their disease, but are afraid to ask. So many women live in excruciating pain, but wear plastered smiles while keeping quiet. So many women suffer in silence; believing that they are alone and that no one else understands. By being an advocate, I can give a voice to these women. I can speak for them when they can’t or aren’t comfortable speaking out for themselves. I can stand with them in affirming that they are not alone, they are not crazy and what they are experiencing is not ‘all in their head’.”