The Chronically Awesome© Foundation is a philanthropic organization whose mission it is to cultivate and support the Chronically Awesome Community through artistic programs including but not limited to blogging, photography, painting, and crafting; as well as to provide support programs both in a group or peer-to-peer settings. The Chronically Awesome Foundation strives to educate and raise awareness about the needs of the Chronically Awesome. We provide comfort to those in need and give back to The Chronically Awesome Community in creative and uplifting ways. Find out more.
The programs of The Chronically Awesome Foundation are based on support, acceptance, diversity and peer inspiration. We help one another set and achieve goals with our chat groups, podcast, and social communities. Click on one of the programs below for more information.
Get Inspired by The Blogs Of Our Members.
Pain Management And The Opioid Epidemic by Jules Shapiro Unless you have been under a rock, you know that war has been declared on the use, more specifically, the abuse of opioid medications. You probably are also aware that this nation has a staggering number of citizens living with the burden of chronic pain.[…]
Astonish The World It has taken me longer than I wished to write you this thank you note. This love letter. This is a small token to you for the great feat you accomplished. You managed to astonish the world. We have been busy, all of us in the Chronically Awesome world. Life was turned upside down.[…]
Be A Human, Not A Number The Maze of Medicine By Monica Radtke Dealing with the medical community can be difficult and frustrating, particularly if you are a chronic pain patient. We can be unsure of what to do, unsure of where to go. There is no rulebook, but we do have the experience of[…]
How to Get Your Chronic Pain Under Control By Jackie Waters For many sufferers of chronic pain, it’s possible that some basic lifestyle changes can have a noticeable impact on their daily lives. Some with chronic pain must seek out medical treatment, as medicine and therapy are vital to helping people cope with their symptoms,[…]
Chronic Chronicles Podcast About Addiction Awareness On May 22nd, Sarah Grahwohl from DrugRehab.com joined us at Chronic Chronicles for a podcast about addiction awareness. We had the opportunity to define addiction and the impact of addiction on one’s life or the life of a family member.. We had the opportunity to define addiction and the impact of[…]
An Art Kit And A Smiling Face To encourage you, our Chronically Awesome Community, to reach out to chronically ill children to not only bring joy to their lives but to bring happiness to your life that will make you more Chronically Awesome, we have created our art kit program. Philanthropy is something that alleviates[…]
Welcome to the Forever Fibromyalgia Chronically Awesome Blog from Monica Radtke My name is Monica Radtke. Welcome to Forever Fibromyalgia, my Chronically Awesome Blog. Let me tell you about myself. I am 47 years old and have lived in Minnesota my entire life. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in September of 2007. I deal with[…]
Art For Chronically Awesome Kids What if someone gave you the gift of creativity and then asked you to pass it along to a chronically ill child? Or many gifts for many children? Could you spent some time with the children, coloring, drawing, making collages with paste and pictures, or playing with stickers? Could you[…]
Be Brave, Be Strong, Take Risks When we become ill we often begin to ask questions: How did this happen? Why did this happen? What did I do? Is this my fault? WHY ASK WHY We try to be brave. We try to be strong. We have trouble pushing the boundaries of illness when the[…]
Preston Is Truly One Of A Kind A disorder is considered rare when fewer than 200,000 people in the United States has the condition. Some of us with rare disorders go to the emergency room when something goes wrong, it is after office hours and we do not have a choice, but when we[…]