About The Movement
What is the #ThroughThePain Movement
Through The Pain is coaching community + lifestyle brand designed to support individuals, families, and caregivers affected by illnesses associated with chronic pain.
In 2018, Sickle Cell Survivor Dima Hendricks started a T-Shirt fundraiser to supplement her income during a stem cell procedure. While interacting with other patients with chronic illness, she noticed there was a greater need within the community. There was a greater need for advocacy, awareness, and place to share thoughts and perspectives. With this in mind, Dima's fundraiser became a movement to help patients #ThroughThePain
Sickle cell survivor and a child witness to domestic violence, Dima Hendricks is now an advocate and a true ambassador of change. In her role, she has facilitated health workshops and participated in panel discussions. Dima has served in various professional capacities at The Heart Truth Campaign, The American Heart and Stroke Association, Love Life Now Foundation Inc., and was a former board member of the Greater Boston Sickle Cell Association. She has also been featured in various media outlets and is the host of Public Praise T.V.
Dima’s extensive pageant experience began with the title of Miss Black Dorchester USA and was crowned Miss Black Massachusetts USA in 2007. She has also served as a pageant director, coach, and judge for over a decade. Today, Dima is the VP of Operations for Miss Black US Ambassador. She also held the title of Mrs. Massachusetts International; in 2017.