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WNA Art Auction – Help Raise Funds for WNA Activities
Bid online through the WNA website at www.pnhelp.org for this fantastic piece of original art, 20 Mule Team, from WNA Board member Darrell O’Sullivan who is an accomplished landscape and nature photographer. Funds raised will help support WNA projects and activities for the coming year. Fundraising goal is $120. Bidding closes on December 11 at 4:00pm.

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About 20 Mule Team. In 1890s in Death Valley, Borax Ore was transported using a 20 Mule Team and wooden wagons. For many miners and prospectors this was a life and death struggle for millions of dollars. This image was created from a photograph of one of the remaining wagons still found in Furnace Flat, Death Valley. This art work is matted (white with light grey speckles) and framed with a nice western style frame. Framed dimensions are 24 3/4 wide and 19 1/4 high.

About the artist. Darrell O’Sullivan is a photographer and artist focusing on nature, landscape, macro-photography and advanced photography printing.  He is passionate about revealing nature's beauty and expression in his imagery. Darrell is completely self-taught only taking up photography in the late 1990s, and he prints and frames all of his own paintings. Darrell and his wife (Mary) frequently traveled much of the United States, including locations in Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Europe, yet he still creates most of his favorite images within California and along the California Coast. Darrell has received numerous awards and recognitions. He is active in the Lodi Community Art Center and the Elk Grove Artist Group.


October 2015 WNA Newsletter

Click here to read open and read the below articles

  • Vitamins For Health
  • WNA Support Groups
  • President's Message
  • PN Literature Review
  • Severe Neuropathy Due To Inhalent Abuse In Adolescents From Pretoria
  • Food Interactions With Medications
  • Common Symptoms Of Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Sacramento Group Notes
  • Levaquin Lawsuit

Interview with Dominick Spatafora – Founder and President of Neuropathy Action Foundation

Hear his compelling and personal story about how his experiences and challenges in seeking care for his neuropathy developed into his, now strong, advocacy organization.

Doctor/Patient Relationships  Featuring - Lt. Col. Gene Richardson

The presenter discusses doctor/patient relationships and how to unlock doors when your working with your doctor.

Patients Helping Patients Featuring - Lt. Col. Gene Richardson

The presenter discusses the principles and goals for patients helping patients.

Neuropathy: It may be the most common disease you've never heard of!

Do your hands or feet feel like they:

  • Are numb, burning or freezing?
  • Have stinging, stabbing or shooting pains?
  • Are wearing gloves or stockings when they are not?
  • Do you have muscle weakness or coordination problems?

Do you feel like your internal organs don't function properly?

If so, you may have peripheral neuropathy (PN).

The Western Neuropathy Association (WNA) is committed to assisting you and providing hope through caring, support, research, education, and empowerment. Please explore our website to learn about neuropathy, find resources, and locate a support group that can help you.

The WNA is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization. Please consider supporting us through your membership, service, and finances.

The importance of hope

Neuropathy can seem like a hopeless disease because there is no cure. Often the treatment of symptoms is ineffective or erratic. Most of us have been assured that the condition will only get worse which is not always true. We also can suffer from dismissive or uninformed doctors or others in our lives who don't understand the extent of the difficulties we face.

We all need hope. WNA is dedicated to providing it.

Hope is so important that the Western Neuropathy Association considers it our primary purpose, providing "hope through caring, support, research, education, and empowerment."

Education is essential. People--including doctors--need to know more about neuropathy. Given the number of people who have the disease, we want it to be as well known as some of the central nervous system diseases, such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease. We will get there with your support.

The WNA is committed to informing people about neuropathy. This includes health care professionals, government officials, insurance personnel, and others in positions of influence. We also help our members to be their own best advocates.

Hope through caring is provided by our support groups. We have more than 40 support groups that are either going strong or getting underway. People can share experiences, discuss treatments that help them, receive valuable information from knowledgeable speakers, and assist each other. If there isn't one in your area and you would like to help us start one, contact WNA president Bev Anderson at info@pnhelp.org.

Explore our website. Find hope.




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