“Cindy is part of our national education faculty. Everywhere she speaks, she dazzles!”
Sandra C. Raymond—President & CEO
Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.
New & Noteworthy:Summer 2019, Cindy has accepted an invitation by The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) to serve as a member of the Accelerating Medicines Partnership in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus Lessons Learned Working Group. The working group will provide their findings and recommendations to the NIAMS Advisory Council as part of an ongoing effort to develop evidence to support NIAMS scientific, policy and management actions affecting support of interdisciplinary science. In 2019, Cindy will serve as a member of the Arthritis Foundation Patient Advisory Board (PAB) to the Core Center for Clinical Research (CCCR) at Northwestern University. Also in 2019, Cindy will serve as a PCORI Preferred Patient Reviewer for peer review.
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Diagnosed with lupus over 30 years ago and committed to living the best life possible, Cindy is full of hope, inspiration and an unsinkable spirit… Read more
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Recognizing the stress that healthcare professionals are under, yet knowing first hand the difference one caring doctor, nurse or… Read more
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VIDEO: Opening Keynote 2015 National Patient Education Conference. Run time approximately 60 minutes. Video courtesy of the Scleroderma Foundation.
Patient Keynote: Unleashing Your Unsinkable Spirit
Unleash Your Unsinkable Spirit is a keynote for patients with chronic illness and those who love and care for them. Receiving a diagnosis of a life-challenging illness can be devastating to both patients and their families. This uplifting keynote address focuses on finding and strengthening the unsinkable spirit, which lies within each of us. Cindy teaches how to make the successful transition from a healthy “old life” to a fulfilling “new normal.” Through stories of acceptance and optimism, the audience is led on a journey of hope that will be remembered and used, well beyond the conference room doors.