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Denver, CO – As patients, we are the center of our own healthcare. It’s not the pharmaceutical company and their profits. It’s not even the physicians. It’s us. And it’s up to each and every individual to advocate for ourselves and our own health.

Mary Tinker has over 50 years of experience in the healthcare field as a nurse and nurse educator, providing patient care and professional education as well as advocacy for people with chronic conditions.

“My goal is to help people become responsible for our own health care and become in charge of our own health, our own bodies, and our own wellness,” says Tinker. I hope to do this through my book and through speaking engagements with you.

In 1987, Tinker was misdiagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. She spent the next 25 years with that incorrect diagnosis on the wrong medication and treatment. Throughout all that time, Tinker worked as a volunteer for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society developing programs and materials as well as serving as an advocate for individuals suffering with MS.

Tinker would later learn she had actually been suffering from Parkinson’s all this time. Still, she continued to advocate for the MS community and other people with chronic conditions while empowering herself to make profound changes.

Tinker is the author of Slide Into Chaos Breathe: Mind, Body, Spirit: How to Make the Most of the Present Moment: My Story. The book follows Tinker on her personal journey to balance her body, mind and spirit, live in the moment, take charge of her own body, and most of all, be happy. 

For more information on Mary A. Tinker, visit www.chaossurvival.org.

Slide in Chaos: Breathe is available on Amazon

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