Manage episode 222126820 series 1049701
Nancy Laracy is a writer and activist for the elderly and disabled individuals. She is a wife and mother who suffers from a mixed connective tissue disease and fibromyalgia. An advocate and resource for the chronic pain community since being diagnosed in 1996, Nancy has written and been the subject of many articles on the topic of chronic pain as well as pet therapy. She is involved in formal bunny therapy at various rehabilitation centers & hospitals in northern New Jersey. A former corporate recruiting and human resources executive, she resides in New Jersey with her husband Ward, son Christopher, daughter Julie, and her current bunny named Muffin. Her book, "Bunny Boy & Me" is #1 on Amazon Books for the categories of Pain Management and Pets. "Bunny Boy And Me, My Triumph Over Chronic Pain With The Help Of The Unluckiest, Luckiest Rabbit" is a memoir about the relationship formed between a house trained family pet rabbit and its owner who both suffered with the pain of autoimmune disease. Nancy pioneered the first branch of Bunnies in Baskets in NJ, a 5013c charity. She is also a member of LAPAN, The Leaders Against Pain Action Network, a branch of the National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association. She does national advocacy work and writes continually for publications related to chronic pain. Her unique bunny therapy has expanded quickly and she now does big events for children through organizations such as Cancer Care, Camp Dreamstreet and several others. Nancy has written for or been the subject of articles in magazines such as Arthritis Today, Pain Pathways, Pain View, Rabbits USA and Clio's Psyche. https://www.nancylaracy.com/
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