Fibro is Real: Tell insurance companies to recognize fibromyalgia as a disease
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Fibro is Real: Tell insurance companies to recognize fibromyalgia as a disease

    1. Petition by

      J O

As a husband of a fibromyalgia survivor, I've seen just what fibromyalgia can do to a person and to a family. But, as amazing as it sounds to those of us affected by fibromyalgia, it is still not considered a real disease!

My name is John Obenchain and my mission:  Change this.  Prove fibromyalgia is real. That’s why I’ve come to Change.org.

I’m asking for everyone touched by fibromyalgia - whether you suffer directly, whether your friend or family member suffers, whether you care for one who suffers – to please sign my petition.

Your signature will help encourage the recognition of fibromyalgia as a legitimate disease, one that must be cured. One that insurance companies must recognize and cover ALL treatments, medications and supplements for.

Change.org petitions have inspired ground breaking changes.  Let’s use this power to change the way society views fibromyalgia. Let's show them #FibroIsReal.
 
I can’t do this alone – please help.

Watch the video: http://youtu.be/I5O7JwIoeTY

View the article: http://bit.ly/McsYnp

#FibroIsReal

-John

 

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. Over 750 signatures!!

      J O
      by J O
      Petition Organizer

      First of all, I’d like to say thank you from the bottom of my heart to the hundreds of people around the WORLD supporting this petition. It’s beyond exciting to see people who are thousands of miles apart uniting their voices to make a change.

      The petition currently has 784 signatures and the YouTube video is pushing 900+ views. This could not have been done without everyone’s support.

      This petition will help ALL of us so please keep sharing!

      The positive feedback is greatly appreciated and your words of encouragement are inspiring to me and my family.

      Whether you suffer directly, whether your friend or family member suffers, whether you care for one who suffers – share my petition to everyone you can. Together we can change perception, policy and the lives of all affected by fibromyalgia across the world.

      Watch the video: http://youtu.be/I5O7JwIoeTY

      -John

    3. Reached 750 signatures
    4. Follow me on Twitter for updates

      J O
      by J O
      Petition Organizer

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    5. Reached 10 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Jada Padua PLAINFIELD, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      One of many of the unseen and often misdiagnosed disorders. All have been through so much with all the testing because there is no definitive diagnostic test. The pain is most often unbearable and causes many suicides due to the fact that there is no cure, nor is there a comprehensive treatment plan. What works for one doesn't necessarily work for another. It is a very complicated disorder and many doctors simply dismiss it. Insurance companies as well as other entities need to get on the ball.

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    • Bonnie Amshey OAK HILL, VA
      • about 2 years ago

      My daughter has it...

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    • Ian Robinson MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      Relative of and friend of sufferers of Fibromyalgia

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    • Rosalie Robinson MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      Just to be diagnosed was so hard..

      We need all the support we can get.

      So much more research is needed...

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    • Angela Adams ASHLAND, NH
      • about 2 years ago

      diagnosed w/ fibro.

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