This is how REAL PAIN ADVOCATES functions

This was written by Bob Sheerin’s wife (Amanda)… this particular hospital – because of some – at best – half-truths from a tribe of malcontents – who claim to be chronic pain pts and advocates – sent to someone at this hospital.  Bob was told that he was no longer going to be able to advocate for these end of life pediatric cancer pts.  This particular pt, Bob had previously advocated for this kid and the parent reached out to Bob in apparently a moment of crisis. Bob does not ask for money, doesn’t expect to be showered with accolades nor be the center of some SPOTLIGHT.  He has the heart and soul of a servant to those in need. I am honored to have Bob as a friend.

Here is a quote from a Pharmacist that at one time held the second highest elected office in our country – VICE PRESIDENT:  It should also apply to individuals

“The moral test of a government is how it treats those who are at the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the aged; and those who are in the shadow of life, the sick and the needy, and the handicapped.” – Hubert Humphrey 


Instead of the family going to dinner, my husband gets a call for emergency advocacy assistance. An 8 year old girl with cancer at the Children’s Hospital needed his help ASAP. We drove all the way there and what happened next was pretty damn impressive. Bob takes over the whole child wing like these kids have known him their whole life. He Handed out toys, pens, crayons, coloring books, sketch pads and even entertained the siblings in the TV room while waiting. All the nurses and doctors played along with Bobs stupid sock puppets and even ran into the family of a child he had advocated for in the past so he checked in on that child as he was back in the hospital. That Mom made me tear up with their story and how my husband had helped their family. Pain and suffering throughout the ward turned into entertainment hour, these babies forgot they were sick for just a short time. Bob was treated like a superhero but that doesn’t surprise me really his ability to entertain kids has always impressed me as all kids love Bob. This setting was one I hadn’t seen before and watching these children and their families embrace him the way they did made me so proud. As the day closed Bob was able to advocate successfully for the little girl we were called to help and with ease I may add. Watching Bob advocate was way better than the dinner I didn’t get. We ended up eating fast food and we giggled all the way home at the children’s experiences and laughter. A great advocate not only helps the patients in need but helps the patients who need him the most. After what I witnessed and what our own kids saw, I see why people call from all over to ask for help.. No one and I mean no one could have accomplished that task. After all, laughter is the best medicine, so they say. One baby got the help she needed and the rest got a show. So Proud of you babe, you’re a hard act to follow.

9 Responses

  1. This whole war is just stupid, divide is not what anyone if us need.


    • Susan when they come for u who will.stand for u?

      • First they came for the prescriber, and I did not speak out—because I was not a prescriber

        Then they came for the wholesalers, and I did not speak out—because I was not a wholesaler

        Then they came for the pharmacists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a pharmacist

        Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

  2. I just recently learned of the attacks on Bob and one other advocate. Something really needs to be done about this person. This isn’t a beauty contest for heavens sake! It feels like high school BS! I am so sorry Bob this is happening to you. Stay strong and thank you Steve for bringing this to light!

  3. What is this lady and her minions really getting out of doing this!? My sister has a congenital heart defect & was in and out of Children’s Hospital ( Ohio ) all of her childhood & my family had to stay at the Ronald McDonald House growing up. I just couldn’t imagine her not getting relief after surgery after surgery she had!? This is so heartbreaking, I honestly don’t understand this. I’ve seen Bob’s videos as well and I still can’t understand how one supposed advocate could do this to another. Now those children are going to suffer! I’m livid ,but unlike her and her minions I don’t come after people. One day she’ll get her Karma. I remember around 2016 when the guidelines came out and how much we banned together and it saddens me to see what’s happening in my own community. Back than I followed countless chronic pain account’s and frankly I only know one person I can trust now ( besides Bob ) is Steve Ariens who’ve I’ve had the pleasing of talking to through a webinar I called into on many occasions. I have some more unfollowing to do.

    Bob , you sound like a hero in my book. I’m truly sorry for what you’ve been through.

  4. Bob has been the victim of a person comparable to Hitler and the minions the Natzis..I have family members who the Natzis came for. They died. I have Hitler coming for me and her natzis.. I WILL NEVER BE A VICTIM.

  5. Great story! I love that man – I admire him for what he is doing for the kids and pain community. I’ve seen his videos, and sadly, I am shocked that there are sickos who want to shut him down. We all should love what he is able to do and let him go on about helping others. By undermining him, they are only causing fellow pain patients and CHILDREN to endure excruciating pain. There is a special place in heaven for this man. ♥

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