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Sophia Davidson is a freshman at the University of Michigan. In the summer of 2016, she fractured her leg and developed Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). As a part of her recovery, she spent time in a multidisciplinary pain rehabilitation program, which included physical therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. Sophia joined the Peer Advisory Board several years ago in order to be a voice of comfort, reason, and hope for those with chronic pain. She now leads the Peer Advisory board with the goal of making her story more accessible, spreading awareness on a larger level, and breaking down the stigma that comes with having an “invisible illness.” In the future, Sophia aspires to become a pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgeon and work both locally and abroad. In her free time, she enjoys writing, volunteering, and traveling.
Fiona Chace Donahue graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a degree in neuroscience and she currently works as a nursing assistant on a neurosurgery unit while applying to graduate school. She plans on pursuing a career in healthcare with a focus in traumatic brain injury. Fiona attended the Comfort Ability program over eight years ago and joined The Comfort Ability Advisory Board because she wants to help empower and support others while sharing what she’s learned about how to manage chronic (and often invisible) pain. In her free time, Fiona enjoys paddle boarding, knitting, and exploring new places.
Katie Michaels is majoring in psychology at Skidmore College. After graduation, she would like to continue her studies in nursing school and specialize as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She has had chronic back and leg pain since she was 10 years old and went to a multidisciplinary pain treatment program which focused on physical therapy, occupational therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. She joined the Peer Advisory Board because she feels it is important to share the strategies and skills that she learned in order to continue living an active life. In her free time, Katie enjoys riding horses, volunteering and spending time with her friends.
Brooke Greenberg is a second year Clinical Psychology PhD student at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She has had full body chronic pain for nearly a decade, with the most impactful experience attending a multidisciplinary pain rehabilitation program which included physical therapy, occupational therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy, which transformed her life. Brooke joined the peer advisory board in 2020 with the goal of amplifying voices of those with chronic pain and sharing stories of hope and courage with those living with chronic pain. Brooke also hopes to dismantle the stigma of chronic pain in that you can live a productive, meaningful life despite adversity. Brooke aspires to be a pediatric psychologist with a focus in chronic pain and work in a multidisciplinary pain rehabilitation program. In her free time, Brooke enjoys being active, spinning, advocacy work and traveling.