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Boston Marathon Survivor to Power-Walk the Boston Marathon for U.S. Pain Foundation

Walk will raise funds and awareness for chronic pain sufferers

 
PRLog - Feb. 11, 2014 - MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -- U.S. Pain Foundation Ambassador Lynn Julian made a courageous and inspiring decision at the start of the New Year: to cross the finish line of the 2014 Boston Marathon.  A chronic pain sufferer for many years, Lynn knows first-hand how one moment in your life can change the chapters of your life story forever.

A pop singer and performer, it was on stage where Lynn was first introduced to pain.

"After a disabling state accident in 2006, I was left in a wheelchair due to severe neck and head injuries with spinal cord damage in addition to suffering from Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and Fibromyalgia," recalled Lynn. "I slowly and painfully learned to do many things over again, including walking, over the next five to six years."

Tragedy struck again for the Massachusetts resident, as Lynn was present during the devastating Boston Marathon bombing attack. She escaped with a painful back injury, hearing loss and severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Despite having to face these difficult chapters in her life, Lynn will be participating in this year's Boston Marathon.  Though she has never been a runner, Lynn's appreciation for being a survivor is one of several driving forces behind her determination.

"It is my daily struggle that inspired me to power-walk the Boston Marathon to raise money for the U.S. Pain Foundation," Lynn explains. "So many survivors of the Boston Marathon and other tragedies and accidents live with chronic pain on a daily basis.  I hope my story inspires them.”

Lynn will make her way across the finish line during this year's marathon, honoring the over 100 million Americans who suffer with pain on a daily basis. Her story is one of bravery and spirit, and the U.S. Pain Foundation is proud to have Lynn as a pain ambassador, working to raise awareness of the issues facing chronic pain patients.

“We are so proud of Lynn’s determination, and all of us at the U.S. Pain Foundation will be cheering her on as she prepares for and crosses the finish line of the Boston Marathon,” said Paul Gileno, President and Founder of U.S. Pain Foundation.  “She is an inspiration to all Americans living with chronic pain.”

To make a donation towards the online fundraising campaign Be Boston Strong for U.S. Pain Foundation, please visit: http://www.crowdrise.com/bebostonstrongforuspain

About U.S. Pain Foundation: The U.S. Pain Foundation is a non-profit organization created by people with pain for people with pain. The mission is to inspire, empower and educate the pain community while advocating by being the voice for those who cannot speak. To learn more about this organization, view the website at: http://www.uspainfoundation.org/

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