Ohana (For Dr. Earl Bakken)

by Twinkle VanFleet

Twinkle VanFleet 2015 Bakken Invitation Award Honoree_1

Front and back

He validated the spirit
And it’s heart
And restored the breath
Of a nearing depart

Acknowledging the path
And it’s hope
Diversity rising
It’s a slippery slope

Catching the reason
Determination and light
In giving to others
The fire and flight

for…

Life, love, and empathy
We have to discuss
Drowning
Counting
On all of us

7, 8, 9
Losing time
Sharing
Your paradigm

Break down,
Nothing on me
Fight and fall,
Nope pain can’t stop she

Crazy, maybe, perception
Not really though
Trinity, affinity
Visions and missions to lead for

She’s rising,
They know she(‘s) flying
As above, so below
The gift of devising

Got you
Got us
Got me
superfluous

Honi; spirit and power
The honoring art
Ha; the breath of life
A spiritual kiss of the hearts

Who could have known
It wasn’t alone
Ohana means family
Family is home.

For Dr. Earl Bakken, Medtronic Philanthropy, #LiveOnGiveOn

With love and admiration on behalf of myself and #iPain  www.powerofpain.org

Mahalo

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Ohana means family. Family means no one left behind… or forgotten.

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Opportunity to join Advocacy Committee

As the Committee Chairwoman for Advocacy, I would like to emphasize the importance of connecting a unified populace for better access to care.

Our community constitutes a commonwealth of patients with various diseases and who are in various stages of their illness. The Power of Pain Foundation
advocates for several different distinctive medical conditions.

I am now seeking applicants from those interested in joining my committee. These are all volunteer positions. Since I am diverse, I prefer those choosing to
work with me to be also. I appreciate diversity and so does the Power of Pain Foundation.

If you are ready to help work on access to care, abuse deterrent formulations, prior authorizations, specialty tier’s, step therapy/fail first and other
issues that we can tackle together, please contact me.

I am passionate about my role as Advocacy Director. I am seeking 7 individuals who aren’t afraid to raise their voice when needed.

1- Legislative and Advocacy Assistant (National)
1- Research (National)
1- CRPS/RSD (National)
2- Neuropathy/Nerve (National)
2- Help oversee my Region. Region 1 (NW) including Alaska, California (Northern), Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

While a pain related illness with experience and knowledge is a plus, it is not necessary.

Email me: Twinkle.CA@powerofpain.org

With the position you are interested in, Tell me about yourself and how can we help each other to help others?
List any experience. Please don’t over-think it.

Together, we can!
~Twinkle VanFleet
Executive Board Member/Advocacy Director Power of Pain Foundation
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