Unsung Hero for Women with Endometriosis: Shelley Houchin
By OBOS — April 30, 2009
From 2009 – 2011, Our Bodies Ourselves honored the work of women’s health advocates worldwide by asking readers to nominate their favorite women’s health hero. View all nominees by year: 2009, 2010, 2011
Entrant: Colleen Carroll
Nominee: Shelley Houchin, Endometriosis Association Support Program Coordinator
Shelley is an unsung hero for many women who have endometriosis. She is an angel, a blessing, and a friend.
Shelley is very compassionate, helpful, and genuinely cares about each and every woman who calls the Endometriosis Association (EA) and asks for help and support.
Shelley has been “the wind beneath my wings” for a long time and I do not know if I could manage my endometriosis and chronic pain without her.
I live in a small town in Northern Michigan and was looking for further treatment. Shelley suggested a doctor in California. Shelley also was able to arrange for my mother and I to travel to California at no cost to us. There is a program through the EA that helps women receive free airfare if they can’t afford it.
There is not enough room and time to express my gratitude to Shelly. She is simply amazing and I am honored to nominate her for this award.
Thank you very much!
Note: This is an additional nomination for Shelley Houchin
I would like to nominate Shelley Houchin of the Endometriosis Association as a woman’s health hero. She has been with the association for years. She has gone above and beyond for people suffering with this painful disease. There are members who turn to her when they have no one else to turn to.
Despite limitations which are out of anyone’s control, she always rises above and goes the extra mile for our members as well as non-members who can’t afford a membership and are in dire need of talking with someone. She is one of the most considerate and caring people I have ever met. Not just to the woman with endometriosis but everyone. It is a pleasure knowing her and I know many people who know her who would agree.
Shelley is a dedicated woman who deervie this award. She is compassionate and dedicated to supporting women with endometriosis. Thousands of women have benefited from her perservence and hard work! Thanks Shelley