City & State: Rochester, NY
Age: 35 years old
Pain warrior role: Advocate since 2012
What type of health conditions you live with: Fibromyalgia and myalgia encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome
What is your favorite tip for others with chronic pain: Be kind to yourself and just do the best you can. Take as many breaks as your body needs with no guilt.
What’s a fun fact about you: My favorite TV shows are Golden Girls and The Nanny!
Calvin Eaton is a disabled community educator, program developer, and social entrepreneur whose area of expertise includes antiracist education, eLearning strategy, and instructional design. Mr. Eaton serves as the Founder and CEO of 540WMain, Inc. a non-profit eLearning company for antiracist education. He has been an active volunteer for U.S. Pain for the past six years. Mr. Eaton has attended multiple events over the years including the Advocacy Summit and Chronic Pain Support Group Training. He was featured in the INvisible Project and always has U.S. Pain resources available at his community center, where he has hosted events. He has participated in webinars and shared his story, and is now a member of U.S Pain’s Disparities Council. Calvin is dedicated to supporting individuals with chronic pain throughout his community. We are constantly inspired by his hard work, passion, and infectious personality.