SpineNation.com is partnering with Sending Spoons, a Cratejoy subscription box, for a giveaway. All new members registering for a free SpineNation account and joining any of the site’s support groups will be entered to win.
“Our mission at SpineNation is to educate, support, and inspire people living with chronic back and neck pain and other spine conditions,” says Jay Resio, CEO at SpineNation. “Part of that support is recognizing when our community needs a little extra love, and we thought this was just the way to deliver that.”
It seems just about anyone in the age of COVID19 is susceptible to extra anxiety or stress levels, and in some cases, depression. Anxiety and depression are common issues for people living with chronic pain and the team at SpineNation have noted an uptick among team members and community members alike.
Senior community leader, Kelly Mendenhall, stated, “Sending Spoons is actually one of my favorite gifting services. I’ve sent care packages to friends with all kinds of conditions, ranging from anxiety and depression, chronic migraines and neurological issues, to Crohn’s Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis, and a general chronic pain care package.”
So, what makes Sending Spoons different from other subscription box services? Well, for starters, it’s designed especially for Spoonies, or folx living with chronic pain and invisible illness who identify with The Spoon Theory. Purchasers may choose to order a care package for themselves (once or as a subscription plan) or send the gift of a subscription to someone else.
The service is especially unique because the gifter or subscriber may enter their various chronic conditions and pain issues, and have boxes curated especially to their particular needs.
Danielle Ortega is the founder of Sending Spoons. She launched Sending Spoons in 2018, after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. She had been previously diagnosed with Neuromyelitis Optica in 2017.
“I was trying to find a way to turn all of the change I was going through into a positive. I wanted to give Spoonies something to look forward to while they were going through flare-ups and treatment, said Ortega.
“I chose the name Sending Spoons as a play off of the Spoon Theory, hoping that our boxes would give Spoonies the extra strength and positivity they need on their hard days. We’ve worked with so many amazing companies and try our hardest to find items that help with different symptoms and struggles that those of us fighting chronic illnesses go through. We are super excited to partner with SpineNation for this giveaway.”
In addition to the curated boxes, shoppers can browse the general shop at Sending Spoons for things like t-shirts and sweatshirts, bath bombs, port pillows, and medication pouches.
Danielle Ortega has graciously offered to sponsor the giveaway of a large-size care package to one very lucky SpineNation community member. To be eligible to win, all one has to do is register as a new user at SpineNation.com in the month of August, and join any of the support groups available. Each qualifying member will be entered into a drawing to win the Sending Spoons box. Join the community today!
Note: Support groups are only visible to registered members for privacy purposes. The winner will decide whether they want a general care package, or one curated to their particular conditions. SpineNation takes the privacy of its members seriously, and will not share such information without explicit permission.