The idea of EndoArmy came about after the founder (Kianna) experienced 11 years of pain without a diagnosis. Like many, she had to figure out what disease she had on her own. She saw 7 doctors with no answers. She had to fight unrelentingly until she found one that would believe her pain. After she got her answers, she started a new battle. Learning about a disease most people, including those in the medical industry, know little to very little about. This journey inspired her to start an organization. This organization’s purpose is to create recognition for, give a voice to, and empower the dreams of warriors with endometriosis.
To create recognition for, give a voice to, and empower the dreams of warriors with endometriosis.”
As the journey of creating this organization began, fellow warriors started to join. The mission began to take shape. No one person can change how endometriosis is treated. We started to see that in order to win this battle and make a change, we will all need to come together. We are each a warrior but a battle has never been won alone. We must raise our voices as weapons. We must not stay silent. We must hold each other up. Our pain is strong, our bodies are weak, but our love can change the world! EndoArmy is an organization powered not by one endo activist, but many. The goal is to provide approachable, patient-centered public education and community groups.
We are each warriors but a battle has never been won alone. We must raise our voices as our weapons. We must not stay silent. We must hold each other up. Our pain is strong, our bodies are weak, but our love can change the world!”
Kianna remembered the feeling of complete hopelessness when she was told by medical professionals they didn’t have the answers. The despair she felt when she was told to give up on her dreams. Her biggest fear in life was not death. Like many warriors, her biggest fear was to be alive yet unable to live, love, and laugh. Together our hope is that this campaign will make it so no one has to face that fear. Our dream for EndoArmy is summed up well using a quote from Jonathan Swift “May you live all the days of your life”
May you live all the days of your life” – Jonathan Swift