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Jory Pradjinski

Launches Hope Instilled

A quiet epidemic of people living with chronic pain costs the U.S. economy hundreds of billions of dollars annually in lost productivity. Left untallied is the hidden, unseen costs in pain sufferers’ lives from depression, isolation and inactivity.

Hope Instilled Inc., a new non-profit organization founded by Shorewood resident Jory Pradjinski, a chronic pain sufferer of nearly three decades, is “an oasis from the darkness of pain” for those who cope with disabling pain that ripples through every strand of their lives. Through online resources, Facebook groups and an open web forum, chronic pain sufferers can support one another, learn about treatments and self-help options, and look to the future with renewed hope and optimism.

“Chronic pain can break apart families and friendships, end careers, and leave a trail of life devastation in its wake,” Pradjinski said. “A person suffering from chronic pain finds that others can’t relate to their condition, so they stop talking about it. They internalize their pain, their illness, each new trauma, each life setback and put on an outward face, a mask of ‘I’m fine’ for everyone else to see.”

Pradjinski’s goal for Hope Instilled Inc. is to provide other chronic pain sufferers “a path towards peace with pain.” Having someone to talk with openly, even online, can make a huge difference. Sometimes, just knowing that another person cares is enough.

Pradjinski plans to expand the web site’s offerings to encompass chronic illnesses and mental illness. Information will also be added about adaptive sports and veteran support resources. Additional information is available on the organization’s YouTube channel.


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