Stories

Chris advocates for peripheral neuropathy awareness

Chris F. is a resilient and dedicated individual residing in Madison, Wisconsin. Chris has led a remarkable life marked by a thriving business career and a strong commitment to family. Over three decades, he navigated the complexities of entrepreneurship, describing it as an exhilarating journey filled with challenges and triumphs. With 48 years of marriage …

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How a PN patient maintains hope

Meet Jeff K., an FPN supporter and volunteer, recent retiree, and resident of West Hartford, CT. Jeff was diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy (PN) nine years ago, with noticeable issues emerging in the last two years. The initial diagnosis followed back surgery, and his neurosurgeon at Mass General in Boston referred him to a neurologist due …

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Coping with Chronic Pain

My name is Brooke Gottesman. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) working in mental health since 2004. I am currently in part-time private practice in NY with a specialization in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I work with patients managing chronic pain. I am writing this article to share my story of chronic pain …

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Dana’s Story: My Personal Journey with Small Fiber Neuropathy

I’m writing this essay for a couple of reasons: as a way to bring more awareness to small fiber neuropathy (SFN) and explain its toll on me personally. The symptoms of small fiber neuropathy vary greatly person to person. But for me, it is chronic pain. I’ve been in pain ever since I can remember. …

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Jen and Rosy’s Story: Two Moms Unite Over Small Fiber Neuropathy

Small Fiber Neuropathy brings two women together in friendship and for a cause Rosy George and Jen Roland were strangers living hundreds of miles apart. Soon after her life-changing diagnosis, Rosy of New York reached out to the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy looking for support. She was given Jen’s contact information, a young mom from …

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