https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ic_I_b73DaA&t=472s Dorian and his mother, Lavender, share what they have learned from their journey with Sickle Cell Anemia and Chronic Pain (including how they navigated the school system!). They stress the importance of doing what
Natalie (13) shares a story about when she had to educate a peer about her pain. She explains that her chronic pain is different and more complex than what most people think. Natalie is on
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPrD8n99Ipo Painting is a creative way to spend your time - but it is also relaxing and meditative to watch! This is how one of chyp's Youth Advisory Board members spent her afternoon in quarantine.
Naomi (18) on chyp's Youth Advisory Board shares stories about assumptions that have been made about her chronic pain in the past. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWDe2KeVm28
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=si8nwMffgEY&t=587s Arika opens up about her family's journey with a son who has Autism and Chronic Pain. He is non-verbal, but her and her wife are still able to give him the relief that he
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXZrBS9Oe-8 Animal support is everything during times of self-isolation. Pets remind us every day to appreciate the little things. Watch this dog proudly carry her stick all the way home!
Matt writes and plays songs for his creative healing! He was able to use his music as an outlet during (and as a way out of) the dark hole of chronic pain
Natalie interviews Naomi about her chronic pain story, including samples of Naomi's creative healing process. She discusses how art and writing has helped her find her voice, even sharing poems from her journal.
Marisa is on our Youth Advisory Board and uses cooking as her creative healing. Here is her chocolate chyp cookie recipe for you to try at home for your "Self-Care Sunday"! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9ZJAknU-88
Natalie (age 13) wrote this beautiful original song about her own experiences with chronic pain at such a young age, called "Strong Enough." chyp is proud to have her on our Youth Advisory Board where