Charity’s Pop Song brings Hope and Public Awareness

TALK SHOW INTERVIEW GUEST: President Barby Ingle on behalf of  The International Pain Foundation (iPain) is releasing an empowering pop song accompanied by a music video spotlighting the struggling life of chronic pain patients.

“HOPE IS TRUE” by iPain, was created with the assistance of some of the most illustrious talent in today’s music and film industries. Executive Producer and iPain supporter, Ryan Young brought on the help and talent of Emmy nominated songwriter William J. Fuller to write “HOPE IS TRUE” along with highly decorated music producer Alex Geringas to produce the foundation’s song. William J. Fuller is currently featured on a rap in a song with Jesse J. in Ice Age 5 in theaters now, credited under his artist name, Tha Vill.

The music video featuring THE SILHOUETTES® and Lynne Waggoner-Patton, was filmed in Aurora, CO, by award winning producer and Director Emileigh Barrett (WhoisEmileigh Productions), whose recent work was selected into the Short Film Corner at this year’s 69th Cannes Film Festival. VFX Producer Tim Ingle’s (Intellectric) work has received Primetime Emmy Awards and has been nominated for BAFTAs, Critics Choice, and Kid’s Choice Awards.

“HOPE IS TRUE” will officially launch on September 1, 2016, for purchase on iTunes and other music outlets worldwide. The music video will be available to watch on iPain’s YouTube channel.

“Chronic pain affects 1 in 7 globally, so it’s bound to affect you or someone you know. We needed a way to have the voice of pain patients be heard. International Pain Foundation has developed the Music Moves Awareness project to do just that,” said iPain’s President Barby Ingle, who is available for Talk  Show interviews to discuss the song and the topic of the millions of people suffering with chronic pain.

As well as raising awareness of the daily challenges people living with chronic pain face, iPain’s song features a catchy beat listeners will adore and sing along to. This uplifting tune will introduce the issue to millions of viewers and listeners around the world.  It is also hoped that our HIT song will inspire and empower the millions of people who suffer from chronic pain in the process, particularly by shining a spotlight on chronic pain with the accompanying patient featurette stories, which can be found on the iPain website.

Patients need better access to care. iPain will be using music – particularly this new song – as a key component to reach the world about chronic pain issues socially, cognitively, physically, emotionally, and developmentally.  When utilized effectively, music is an incredibly powerful treatment as it is fun, relaxing, and motivating. It has a profound impact on the human brain and how the body functions and is an excellent medium to reach the public, share patient stories, and to enhance personal empowerment.

One in three people (more than 100 million) in the United States are affected with a condition that causes chronic pain – a number that is approaching 700 million worldwide, according to the Committee on Global Humanitarian Outreach. Yet chronic pain is also a real issue for those who do not suffer from it. The cost of chronic pain for the US public is $635 billion dollars in lost productivity, lost wages, and healthcare fees. The situation is so serious that the Department of Health & Human Services has declared it a public health crisis and has mandated that a National Pain Strategy be formulated.

About Barby Ingle

Barby Ingle is a chronic pain educator, patient advocate, and chairman of the board for the Power of Pain Foundation, as well as a motivational speaker and bestselling author on pain topics. She has been a pain patient since developing endometriosis in 1997, and reflex sympathetic dystrophy in 2002. She began mentoring other patients in 2006.  Barby also serves on the board of advisers for CureClick, is a member of SPPAN, and a founding member of CPATF.

Barby Ingle has been featured Nationally on 2015: BrainStormers, Weather Channel 2014: The Talk on CBS; Redbook Magazine 2013: The Doctor’s TV Show, 2012: Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers, and the Newlywed Game, Women’s Day Magazine, My First For Women Magazine 2011: ABC’s Smart Family, Sunday Sunrise (07, 09, 10, 2011) airing on 3 CBS stations in Phoenix, “Extra Story” (2010) on AZTV, Ch.3, and AZ Good Morning Arizona, 3 on Your Side, the 9pm News “Big Story” (2009). Patient Mentor since 2006. President, Power of Pain Foundation (2009-2015). Testified at the Department of Defense for the Veterans Administration Disability Rating Committee (10/25/10).

Barby graduated from the George Mason University in 1994 with a degree in Social Psychology and a minor in dance. Barby uses her skills from cheerleading to inspire and motivate patients to be self-advocates and offers tips and tools for patients, caretakers and healthcare professionals. She has also served as a national speaker, author of the Cheertec Coaches’ Handbook; six part DVD Series on cheerleading, RSD in Me!, ReMission Possible; Yours if You Chose to Accept It, Real Love & Good Sex, Aunt Barby’s Invisible Endless Owie, and The Pain Code. Specialties: Author, Pain Educator, Pain Patient, Motivational Speaker, Patient Advocate.  Her website is:


iPain supports the notion that chronic pain is a real and complex disease that exists either by itself or it can be linked with other medical conditions. As a charity, it campaigns for effective pain care through an array of treatment options, which are widely inaccessible. It also underlines that chronic pain is an unrecognized and underresourced public health crisis with devastating personal and economic impacts. Most importantly, it operates under the belief that allowing people to suffer with unmanaged pain is immoral and unethical.


  • Continue to research and keep a positive attitude that relief is possible.
  • Follow chronic pain experts as they publish new findings
  • Get your information organized.
  • Make informed and wise decisions about your treatment plan, doctors, and best hospitals for you.
  • Take your life back from the pain in you, you have to become educated.
  • There is hope for treatments of disease like RSD that are putting patients into remission: new research results and procedures are coming that will assist in patient care on a long – term basis.
  • Journaling or keeping a log is an excellent way of identifying possible triggers, because you can go back and compare what you did prior to a current flare with other previous flares. take a few minutes each day to jot down your day’s activities, any new medications or other therapies started, changes to your diet, weather or temperature changes, how and when you slept – anything that could help you pinpoint changes or themes that could account for your flares. (Source: RSD in Me)

Additional interview topics for Expert Guest Barby Ingle:

  • Medical Bills, Medical Billing
  • Waiting Years to Receive A Proper Diagnosis
  • Tips For Negotiating Healthcare
  • Becoming An Empowered Patient
  • Travel Tips For Disabled Travelers

CONTACT FOR INTERVIEWS: Special Guests, 630-848-0750

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