The Origins and the story Behind Living Behind the Mask
In 2014 after a battle with my own conditions and having experienced first hand the isolation, loneliness, betrayal, hardship, suffering, heartache and heartbreak, having a chronic condition causes to the sufferer and those around them, I decided to start this Foundation called Living Behind The Mask Charity. The idea behind the name is that, when someone suffers from an invisible condition like, but not limited to, Fibromyalgia, HIV/AIDS, Chronic pain, Chronic illness, Lymphedema, Asthma, no one can tell how these people are feeling inside or out. Therefore it feels like you are wearing a mask, making it difficult for anyone to see or understand your pain, hardships, suffering or just simply how you are feeling.
Living Behind The Mask Charity Organisation is focused on providing comfort and a place to go for people who otherwise would not have a place where they belong. We will do everything we can to make everyone feel included and payed attention to. There are conditions that are not well known and often stigmatized. This charity will aim to have our many events, which will work towards reducing isolation and provide a way for beneficiaries to meet people with similar conditions, like minded people, engage in creative activities and receive support and advice about their illness and techniques for improving well-being and quality of life. Also to educate the general public about these conditions.