Working on a tip from a chronic friend, I sent an email to Herb Smith, Chairperson of the Board of the National Fibromyalgia Association (NFA) this morning.
I just received this late word from him this evening. He provided this statement for me to post here on Oh My Aches and Pains!
Selena, thank you for contacting me. We saw your blog at our board meeting on tuesday and asked Lynne to draft a statement about NFA, our financial challenges and future plans. Due to a massive drop in income we have had to make many changes with the intent to continue support of our community. We intend to release a more detailed statement soon. But without income we cannot continue the level and breadth of services we once did. Our goal is to focus NFA on research and education. Herb
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I hope this means that a statement from Lynne Matallana will be coming very soon. I believe that the release of a full, honest and complete disclosure of the NFA's status is only way to avoid their past accomplishments from getting overshadowed by the current way they are running their organization. I promise to republish any official statement made by the NFA here on OMA&P!