living the dream with Care Society of America founder Milly Velez




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Summary: We as Americans are naturally enraptured by the commitment to community service as seen through the lens of a strong female - I’d love to introduce you to Mildred “Milly” Velez, the founder of the Fibromyalgia Care Society of America. Milly was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2007 and struggled with her search for answers for years. After years of enduring misguided and prejudiced medical care, she founded the Fibromyalgia Care Society of America in 2015. The Fibromyalgia Care Society of America is the only entity that provides specialized programs such as fresh food delivery and virtual assistance to the fibromyalgia community. An estimated 4-12 million+ people are living with fibromyalgia with little to no information or resources. In response to the lack of adequate education, treatment, and support for those living with Fibromyalgia, Milly and the FCSA came up with these services: • The Virtual Coordinated Care Program brings care, supportive services and telehealth directly to the person who may be homebound due to fibromyalgia or who may not always be able to travel to us given the complexities of living with fibromyalgia. This program provides an advantage as they are able to roll out services much quicker on a State Level vs. Cities/Counties.• The FCSA will launch its Center of Excellence Program with dedicated virtual supportive services that will offer training and coordinated care to individuals across the country. You can expect to find a team of care professionals who have the most up-to-date education on the care of fibromyalgia. Most importantly, individuals who are underinsured or have no insurance will be able to receive care and support regardless of their financial capabilities.• FibroCares is an innovative approach to caring for the community which offers a host of services such as: The Fresh Food delivery program, emergency financial support, employment assistance, and individualized support through a hotline.• The FCSA has launched a revolutionary approach to Empowerment Groups utilizing the principles of cognitive behavior therapy and group therapy sessions to offer attendees a concrete response to the emotions and challenges they are facing as a result of living with fibromyalgia. For more information go to www.fibro.org or follow us on all social media platforms @fibrocares