Positivity In Pain

Patient Leader

Location

Franklin, NJ

Jennifer has worked tirelessly for almost ten years, beginning with Fibro Fighterz, a website to help Fibromyalgia sufferers come together. Since then, it has blossomed into Positivity In Pain, an all inclusive community for those living with all kinds of chronic illnesses and diseases. She works hard for her community and deserves to be nominated.  — Robin

I nominate Jennifer Cotter for bringing together people who suffer from chronic illinesses around the world, & providing a safe & understanding place to discuss their issues with others experiencing similar struggles. She is a positive leader and truely deserving of this award. The community she has built is a great comfort to those living in pain.  — Katherine

She focuses on the bright and funny side, and has created the best facebook support group for pain that I've come across. I really feel at home there.  — Laura

PIP has given me so much! Laughter, learning, friendships, smiles. It has even helped my self esteem. & anxiety. It’s where I can go at any hour, & catch up with what I missed or chat with someone like me. It’s not easy being a chronic pain patient & Jennifer brought us together & it’s been lifesaving. A true blessing! She deserves this!  — Barbara

This is an amazing page and group ran by an awesome warrior. They are a great resource for people who suffer in pain. Also they have some great memes and humor to help you get by daily.  — Jason

PiPSTER's Place has helped me so much in just a short amount of time! Jennifer keeps the group full of fun and positive attitude while also providing a great deal of comfort & support. Her group keeps us in touch with others who suffer from chronic pain and quite frankly had I not found it when I did, I probably wouldn't still be here. She rocks!  — Laurie

Best allrounder health blog I follow (and I follow a lot) The founder, Jen, has thousands of followers yet makes each one feel special, important and that they have a safe place to discuss chronic pain and health related issues. A huge support to many people, her FB page is kind, informative, empathetic and intelligent. I'd be lost without it.

Ms. Corter has built a beautiful website with many a writers who write and publish relatable content about chronic illness' of all kinds. I frequent it daily.  — Robin

Her page shows the lighter side of pain, and her pain support group is the best on Facebook.  — Laura

She has created a group, PiPsters (Positivity in Pain) for anyone who lives with any chronic pain. She encourages us to support one another while we all endure our own painful conditions, including Jennifer. She brings us laughter in the midst of despair. The group has shown all its members we're never alone.  — Debby

Posts funny memes for people in pain several times a day. Makes us smile and forget about our pain for awhile.😊  — Jennifer

She has given us a place to go where we can speak without judgement. A place where we can post our true thoughts without being ridiculed. A place to make friends whom will support us no matter how off the wall we may seem at times. She has given us a "Home".  — Carl

Always has good information and encourages others to participate in feedback to help each other out with our illness.

I have found Jennifer to be relatable and caring in her understanding of Chronic illnesses. She is a personal hero of mine because in some of my most difficult days her words have helped me to not give up. She is always open with her own health issues and feelings. She truly makes one believe that you are not alone.  — Teresa

Jenn has been nominated multiple times for her work as an advocate, as well as someone who has chronic pain herself. She always finds a positive line to take, keeping her chin up in the darkest of times. She has written and published her first book, and is working on another. She has inspired me to be stronger, and a better person in my pain.  — Niccolina

I am nominating Jennifer Corter because she is a chronic pain warrior, mother and she despite all of her own medical problems is able to help so many chronic pain sufferers feel normal, laugh and has set up a group, blogs, multiple sites that helps us discuss, help each other and support each other!  — J

Jennifer is an amazing Fibromyalgia activist who started a private group where we all can talk openly about how we're feeling. She's amazing! Lately, she's faced some facebook bullying but it hasn't made her change her mission. I am thankful for her group every day!  — Julienne

Positivity in Pain has always been there for me. They are always ready to help another with talk or a laugh.  — Jessica

A fresh diagnosis of a chronic condition is a scary thing but a secret group such as this one means we can rant vent and learn from each other in a safe environment and now continuing her work with the positivity in pain website Jennifer makes our suffering a little bit more bareable and she deserves a huge thank you for the work she does.  — Gayle

Because her page and her website are a source of relief and release for a lot of people who suffer with chronic pain and illness everyday. She works hard to keep her spirits up along with everyone else's.  — Jennifer

Positivity in Pain is a wonderful website that encourages those who are in pain to fight it with a positive attitude and to find the silver lining. She uses humor and personal stories to share real experiences that are easy to identify with.  — Theresa

Jennifer is an amazing person and friend. Her Positivity In Pain Facebook page and book of the same name has really helped me a lot. She is an inspiration to anyone who is living with a chronic illness.  — Mallissia

Helps me and others with our daily struggle  — Debbie

She's been working on this in various forms since the age of 14. She's been advocating for people with chronic illness in the Wild West that was the early internet way before many others were.  — Jeremy

Jennifer has been working hard since being a teen with chronic illness to bring people out of the darkness and show them that even pain can't stomp out positivity and hope.  — Jeremy

She is s the founder of Positivity in Pain,which has resources for all types of chronic illness sufferers including tons of encouraging and funny posts. Also the creator of the private group PIPster's Place, which is also an amazing resource because it's a non-judgmental environment that encourages people to vent.  — Becca

Jen has built a community of over 1,400 people so far that frequent the official group for Positivity In Pain. She has coined the term "PiPSTERS," almost like hipsters, but with chronic illnesses! We laugh there, share our joys, concerns, and even make new friends. Her and her administrative team do a fine job of running the group. I love it.  — Robin

Positivity In Pain has been a stellar resource for patients suffering from all kinds of illnesses. It has touched many lives and continues to do so. Their Facebook page is chock full of great information, sprinkled in with a bit of laughter here and there for some levity.  — Robin

I found Jennifer on Pipster's Place on Facebook. From the first day that she brought back Pipsters, it has been the bright spot in my day. I feel needed as I offer friendship and guidance, I receive the same, and there is no drama. That's what is so amazing. She guides us, perfectly. I've got hope and practical knowledge. She deserves this!!

She's always posting things that bring spirits up and as well as her journey with her medical issues that can help others.  — Sarah

Jennifer's creation of her site and of the group Pipster's Place has provided a soft place to land and a positive outlet for many suffering with chronic pain and lifelong illness. Jennifer approaches these issues, along with her own, with positivity, humor, sarcasm, and truth. To myself, and many others, her site is sunshine on a cloudy day!  — Jackie

Good place for chronic pain patients to support each other and share a laugh once in a while!  — Carrye

Gives me a bit of laughter through really bad days

She puts her whole self into this site for the well-being of others. Even in difficult times herself, she encourages others.  — Debby

Positivity In Pain gives people with chronic illnesses to vent and have a safe place to go, where they can be with others living with chronic pain. They help share laughs, and get me through the tough times.  — Robin

I find neighbors from all over that suffer in silence as I do. PIP gives us hope, commiseration and a smile.  — Dawn

The humor provides a bright spot even on the worst of days.

Gives fantastic platforms for people with chronic pain & illnesses to express themselves openly. Especially with the 'Pipsters Place' which is a fantastically run with fantastic support from Jennifer anytime to anyone, along with the group support from everyone within the group.  — Stewart

She is always so positive in light of the many struggles she and others have with the chronic pain and fatigue that comes with Fibromyalgia. Her strong leadership on PIP has inspired and helped those of us who struggle on a daily basis with so many things, thanks to Fibro.  — Debbie

Positivity in Pain is filled with people of all sorts of chronic illnesses that truly support and care about one another.  — Jana

She always posts uplifting and/or funny and relatable posts. It helps me feel not so alone and more understood. I like this page the most because for the most part she is very positive and I think we all need more of that in our lives.  — Jamie

Jennifer has given us a safe place. It is a place we can talk about our pain and what doctors are or are not doing about it. It is a place we can vent our frustrations dealing with not only doctors but friends and family and even ourselves.It is the one place we can go to blow off steam and not worry about the judgement or prying eyes of others.  — Carl

Jennifer has a way of bringing people together through humor and understanding, no matter what our ailments or differences may be. She's helped me SMILE through my tears; and many, many, times she's given me that extra "umpf" to get over hurdles of my own personal illnesses. I look forward to her posts and I'm so glad I found her! She is a Hero!

She always makes me laugh. Makes me feel like I'm not alone. It brings a lot of comfort to know someone else truly understands what you're going through and can make you laugh in the process. I look forward to seeing her posts every day. She is a true inspiration to me.  — Shirley

Jennifer has helped me to understand that I am not the only one dealing with chronic pain. She has been able to do this without making anyone with one disease or condition to feel like theirs is not as important as the next. she seems to always be there and to always have the appropriate funny quotes. She truly is amazing and deserves this award.

Jennifer provides an amazing support community for Fibromyalgia. Her informative documents and fantastic humor in the face of extreme pain provides great support for me.  — Cynthia

Great posts that inspire those hurting. Also great information on pain management.  — Cindy

PiP keeps me going on the days when my chronic pain is unbearable. When the people around me don't understand; Jennifer's PiP site brings me together with people who get it. A brilliant mix of humour and compassion for its members, Jen manages to put her finger on the pulse of what this community needs. She brightens up my darkest hours.  — Jacqueline

Positivity In Pain

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