Reprinted with permission from US Pain Foundation
A new tribute for U.S. Pain Foundation, The Joselynn Badman Ambassador of the Year Award will be an annual recognition presented to a volunteer who has excelled in grassroots awareness and advocacy efforts for the pain community. The Ambassador of the Year inspires others to make a positive difference by aligning with the organization’s mission to educate, connect, inform and empower pain warriors while advocating on behalf of the entire pain community.
Recognizing the 2015 Ambassador of the Year
Indiana resident Joselynn Badman has been a dedicated U.S. Pain warrior for the past few years. An inspirational volunteer for others living with pain who are seeking hope and support, Joselynn provides comfort to those who felt their pain condition was not validated. A pain warrior since 2007, Joselynn has learned to live life with pain and not in pain, despite her conditions. She was the U.S. Pain Foundation “Ambassador of the Month” in December of 2013 for her significant role in raising awareness within her state. She regularly advocates for patient rights and spreads awareness on the topic of pain care.
Married with three grown children and a grandson (with another grandchild on the way), Joselynn tells U.S. Pain that her family has always been her support system and caregivers.
“Dave, my husband, has been by my side through good times and bad, in sickness and in health and definitely for richer or for poorer,” Joselynn tells U.S. Pain.
In speaking with Dave, he tells U.S. Pain that he has seen positive changes in Joselynn since joining the organization. He says, “I’m happy she’s making new friends and helping other individuals…she’s empowered them and more importantly, given them hope. I’m very proud of her.”
“Joselynn’s willingness to support the pain community for the greater good of others shines through daily. She inspires other Ambassadors to become more active and has this positive energy that radiates to all who meet her. U.S. Pain Foundation is proud and humbled to provide this award in her honor for years to come,” said Paul Gileno, Founder and President, US Pain Foundation.