Fibromyalgia affects FAMILIES
75-90% of those who suffer with fibromyalgia are women, and the vast majority of them are between the ages of 25 and 50. These women are wives, mothers, sisters, and daughters who must fight every day to participate in normal family activities. Years ago, the impact of fibromyalgia would have been devastating to a family, but in the current culture that often requires a dual income to support a family, fibromyalgia has an even deeper impact than it did during the era of stay-at-home-moms. 74% of those who suffer with this disease are unable to work full time as a result of the pain they suffer. As as result, families that have a member or members with fibromyalgia not only have to deal with the emotional impact of a member who cannot fully participate in the joys of family life, but they also can suffer a considerable financial toll. H.O.P.E. works daily to bring a quality of life to those families that they once would have had to go without.
“My family attended the documentary screening and for the first time in years now understand my pain is real, and that there are reasons I can’t be the wife/mother I once was. Thank you for making a contribution towards awareness of fibromyalgia.”