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Cushing’s Help is 14 Today!


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  • Chief Cushie



Who’d have believed it?  Today, July 21, 2014 is our 14th birthday!


It’s unbelievable but the idea for Cushing’s Help and Support arrived 14 years ago last night. I was talking with my dear friend Alice, who ran a wonderful menopause site called Power Surge, wondering why there weren’t many support groups online (OR off!) for Cushing’s and I wondered if I could start one myself and we decided that I could.


The first website (http://www.cushings-help.com) first went “live” July 21, 2000 and the message boards September 30, 2000. Hopefully, with these sites, I’m going to make some helpful differences in someone else’s life!


The message boards are very active and we have weekly online text chats, weekly live interviews, local meetings, email newsletters, a clothing exchange, a Cushing’s Awareness Day Forum, podcasts, phone support and much more.


Whenever one of the members of the boards gets into NIH, I try to go to visit them there. Other board members participate in the “Cushie Helper” program where they support others with one-on-one support, doctor/hospital visits, transportation issues and more.



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Happy Birthday Cushings-Help.com!!!!!!!!!!


I would like to say thank you to Mary and to everyone here for all the support throught the years.


Mary- Thank you for starting Cushings Support and all youre tireless work- With out of all the information that is here and board members support, i most probaly would never have been able to wean off steroids. I wouldn't have known what to expect through all the stages of recovery and be prepared for it.


There is so much more i would like to say, but the damm cognitve function is a bit slow to put the words together.


Your work is appreciated thankyou!


Hugs Anka

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