A group called Chronic Pain Warriors Unite for Our Right to Pain Management will attract participants from all fifty states when they convene in Atlanta on Friday for a peaceful assembly at the Centers for Disease Control.
An Indiana woman, Johnna Magers is leading the movement to “educate the CDC” about the impact its Guideline for Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain has had on patients.
‘The plan is to have everyone stand in single file line so that we can show who and how many ppl have been affected by the guidelines,” she said.
Magers also indicated she has a film crew coming to the event which will begin at 12pm Eastern Daylight Time.
When we first reported on this last week, a number of commenters praised Magers for her efforts to bring the story of the chronic pain patients to the CDC.
An example is what Fila Paragas who is a CRPS patient and activist wrote:
“I am with you all in thoughts and prayers for your great efforts despite tremendous difficulties with all your conditions. Pain patients are suffering in US and elsewhere. Some are no longer around to lend their voices. Chronic Pain patients and their lives do matter! You deserve better…to be treated with dignity and respect! And more! Let your voices be heard. Thank you very much.”
If you are heading to Atlanta, the folks are gathering at the Holiday Inn Northlake and will bus over to the site. (Magers warns not to park near the site which is at Clifton Road and CDC Parkways because the cars may be towed).
In addition to the people who be in single file line, she has some cutouts of people to represent what she says is a 40-page list of pain patients who took their lives in recent years since the CDC Guideline was issued in 2016.
For more information, here’s the Facebook page of the group.