Brandy Hartman / Blog

Raising breast cancer awareness-MARIE 1927-1987

I have created a myspace page in honor of my grandmother, Marie, who died of breast cancer. I want to raise awareness for breast cancer, as well as show people what a wonderful person she was to everyone.


National Fibromyalgia Association (raising awareness)

I was recently diagnosed with this disease and I want to spread the word, Hopefully I will raise awareness, as I have tried with Breast Cancer. Please visit NFA and show your support:


About Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia (pronounced fy-bro-my-AL-ja) is a common and complex chronic pain disorder that affects people physically, mentally and socially. Fibromyalgia is a syndrome rather than a disease. Unlike a disease, which is a medical condition with a specific cause or causes and recognizable signs and symptoms, a syndrome is a collection of signs, symptoms, and medical problems that tend to occur together but are not related to a specific, identifiable cause. Fibromyalgia, which has also been referred to as fibromyalgia syndrome, fibromyositis andfibrositis, is characterized by chronic widespread pain, multiple tender points, abnormal pain processing, sleep disturbances, fatigue and often psychological distress. For those with severe symptoms, fibromyalgia can be extremely debilitating and interfere with basic daily activities. Whether you have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia or suffer from its symptoms, or have a family member or friend with the disorder, this section is designed to provide you with a better understanding of this chronic pain disorder that affects millions of people worldwide.