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Help us tell the story of the Miami Valley by writing a letter to the President and sending it to WYSO.Your letter can be written, or recorded for audio or video. WYSO will collect the letters for a special storytelling series this spring.Your letter may be featured on the air! Here's how to participate:Write a letter: No more than 300 words - THEN - follow these steps:Record yourself in audio or video reading your letter out loudSend us the recording. Length: no longer than 90-secondsSend us a selfie/portrait of yourself holding your letterPlease let us know if you need help recording your letterWe want to hear from you, your family, your friends and your neighbors. Email your letter to wyso@wyso.org. A producer may contact you for more information.

Dear Mr. President: Relief For Chronic-Pain Sufferers

Dear Mr. President

Dear President Trump,

I am writing for myself and all others that suffer with chronic pain. The legislature has stopped our doctors from writing prescription drugs for long-term pain.

I have arthritis but that is not my biggest complaint. I have fibromyalgia, which is very painful and debilitating. It is so debilitating that I had to give up my career as a nurse because of its severity.

I was taking a prescription narcotic that took all the pain away, but now it isn't available for my long-term condition. Is there anything you can do and/or come up with that would help all of the chronic-pain sufferers to find relief?

I am 64 years old and I had planned to work until I was in my seventies, but fibromyalgia has caused me to stop working at the job I cherished. I have had fibromyalgia since I was 44 years old and it progresses as the years go by. It is much worse now than then.

Please, please help us somehow or someway to get relief from our suffering.


Patricia Bickford

December 27, 2016

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This letter was lightly edited for clarity.