|The Beautiful Co-Founders of Endowarriors|
Endowarriors, which started with simply a few people hanging out in one of the co-founder's apartment, is quickly picking up speed and gaining more attention from the endometriosis community. They have even been asked to be a special part of the upcoming Million Woman March for Endometriosis and recently participated in The EFA's Nurses Conference. This week they hosted a fabulous launch party to celebrate their new website: http://endowarriorssupport.com/ . The evening was filled with great food, drinks and enthusiastic chatter amongst connected endometriosis patients and their loved ones. There were four of us guest speakers, who along with the co-founders themselves, engaged the energized crowd. I was incredibly honored to be one of them. We all testified to the prevalence of isolation amongst endometriosis patients and the importance of having a support network filled with empathetic, compassionate people. Dr. Datta, a gynecologist whose focus is endometriosis, spoke about how the disease is still so misunderstood by many medical professionals. Dr. Wilson, a psychologist who works regularly with endometriosis patients as part of a multi-disciplinary team lead by Dr. Seckin, spoke of the emotional impact endometriosis has. My endosister Rachel Cohen and I presented a patients' perspective on what Endowarriors has meant to us.
I met so many incredibly strong women last night. I was so touched to hear their stories. No matter how sick, swollen or fatigued, everyone made such an effort to get dressed up and to show up,
|Endosisters all dolled up and looking fierce|
Here is my speech from last night! There was no light in the room, so it is very hard to see, but the audio is clear! After having an EXTENSIVE surgery with four different surgeons to remove my endometriosis, only THREE WEEKS ago it felt amazing to be there! In my speech I talk about my surgery with Dr. Seckin and how I got through it all thanks to my infertility and endosisters.