Everyone knows living with chronic illness, particularly one involving pain, can wear on you, your family, and just beat you down. It’s an ugly reality that many out there are faced with. Those affected end up having two choices in life: Give Up; or Live In Spite of Your Illness and Chronic Pain to the Best of Your Ability.
Then, we have those special warriors out there who make a third choice for themselves. These warriors not only live life in spite of their illness and chronic pain, but somehow, they find the strength to always be there for others and to reach out a helping hand when others are in need. They offer advice, they give doctor recommendations, they laugh with you, they cry with you, and they pray for you despite the fact that they too are struggling on a daily basis.
In 2014 The Coalition Against Pediatric Pain decided to annually recognize a remarkable individual who encourages and inspires our kids while facing their own medical struggles. TCAPP unanimously voted to name the award after our first recipient, Amelia (Milly) Moore, as it is Amelia who inspired TCAPP to create this award.