Lee Woodruff Helps Shed Light on Chronic Pain, an Urgent Health Issue Facing Many Military Heroes & Their Families

Woodruff to present ‘Military and Pain’ workshop at 24th Annual National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic in Snowmass, CO

Stamford, Conn. – March 31, 2010 – Lee Woodruff, NY Times bestselling author and caregiver/advocate, knows all too well the toll pain can take on a person and their loved ones. Her husband, ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff, was injured in a roadside blast while on assignment in Iraq and suffered persistent pain during an extended recovery.

Empowered by her unexpected role as a caregiver for Bob, Lee has become a passionate advocate for our returning troops and veterans. In addition to her efforts to raising awareness about military injuries and chronic pain through the national education programPartners Against Pain®, Lee will share her personal experience in a special “Military and Pain” workshop at the 24th Annual National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic in Snowmass, CO on April 1. The Winter Sports Clinic provides an opportunity for disabled veterans to develop winter sports skills and take part in a variety of educational sessions that will positively impact their rehabilitative journey and readjustment in their communities.

“I am extremely honored to be part of this event as this is the largest winter rehabilitative event of its kind in the world and provides veterans with disabilities the opportunity to test new-found abilities and develop new lifestyle skills,” said Lee.

Through her active work with the national education campaign Partners Against Pain, Lee is also educating caregivers about the available resources that will help them and their loved ones.

“Caregivers are also deeply affected by chronic pain. When I was thrust into the role of caregiver, I had no idea where to turn for help or information,” said Lee. “Caregivers should know that their loved ones have the right to have their pain managed and they should not suffer needlessly.”

Partners Against Pain® is a resource that serves patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals to help alleviate unnecessary suffering by advancing standards of pain care through education and advocacy. For more information on pain management, visit www.partnersagainstpain.com.

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Shirley Johnson
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