'His Year in Iraq, Her Lifetime with Fibromyalgia'
Ambassador L. Paul Bremer III and Wife Frances Winfield Bremer give exclusive interview in newly released issue of Fibromyalgia AWARE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ANAHEIM, Calif---5 December 2007---The National Fibromyalgia Association (NFA) has released the newest issue of Fibromyalgia AWARE magazine, featuring an exclusive interview with Ambassador L. Paul Bremer and his wife, Frances Winfield Bremer.
Mrs. Bremer was diagnosed with fibromyalgia 25 years ago, shortly after contracting malaria while the couple was posted in Africa. Amb. Paul (Jerry) Bremer, who was appointed Presidential Envoy to Iraq in 2003 by President George W. Bush, is supporting his wife’s advocacy by making joint media appearances with her in the upcoming year. Married over 41 years, the Bremers hope to highlight how fibromyalgia affects the entire family, as well as the person with the chronic pain illness.
Husband and wife emphasize the unconditional support they give to and receive from one another during a challenging life lived mostly in the public eye. “I couldn’t have handled my job in Iraq without her,” notes Ambassador Bremer. She in turn adds, “Jerry is a wonderful husband, and he takes very good care of me. I’m glad I could be there for him, too.
“We are grateful to Ambassador and Mrs. Bremer for their willingness to share their very personal journey of living with fibromyalgia, and the importance of having a supportive caregiver and advocate,” said Lynne Matallana, president and founder of the National Fibromyalgia Association.
The story also features never-before released photos of the Bremers during their time in the Foreign Service. The exclusive cover and several inside photos were taken by noted photographer Sora deVore.
Other featured stories in Volume 15:
- Functional Imaging in Fibromyalgia by Daniel Clauw, M.D.
- Caregivers Need Care, Too by LeAnn Thieman
- 4 Cs + 2 Ps = Success: The Algebra of Communication by Kim McCleary
- When Your Child Has Fibromyalgia by Susmita Kashikar-Zuck, PhD
- When the Doctor is a Patient by F. Scott Perrino, M.D.
- Fibromyalgia and the Challenge of Sleep by Martin Scharf, PhD
- Mouthing Off: Teeth, Jaws and FM Pain by William M. Gabriel, DDS
- Bridging the Gap Between Disability Insurance and the People Who Need It by Jeanne Lazo
Fibromyalgia AWARE is the first and only consumer magazine providing the latest comprehensive news, research on, and resources for lifestyle and self-management issues of interest to patients with fibromyalgia and other chronic pain illnesses.
Three issues of Fibromyalgia AWARE are a gift to those who make a tax-deductible donation of $35 or more ($45 Canada; $60 overseas) to the National Fibromyalgia Association.
To receive the latest issue of Fibromyalgia AWARE, call the National Fibromyalgia Association at 714-921-0150 or visit its website www.fmaware.org.
The National Fibromyalgia Association is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to develop and execute programs dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with fibromyalgia by increasing the awareness of the public, media, government and medical communities.
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Corin Walson (714) 921-8850
National Fibromyalgia Association
Elisabeth Deffner , Executive Editor