BROOKFIELD – Reganne O’Brien remembers how alone she felt during her college years when she had to undergo multiple surgeries for a chronic condition. The experience inspired her to help other women going through struggles of their own.
In 2020, O’Brien created The Warrior In Her. The nonprofit organization provides a place for women with chronic illnesses and other challenges that affect their mental health to share their stories and work on healing.
Membership is free to any woman dealing with chronic illness. The organization has quarterly meetups and offers resources, supportive mental health texts and the opportunity to share their stories. To raise awareness, O’Brien is planning a gala and a calendar featuring a different woman’s health issue each month.