The Spoonie Society is a Melbourne based business started by Dominique and Helene back in 2020 as they both are very familiar with the suffering and stigma that is associated with having a chronic illness. Both Dom and Helene suffer from Endometriosis, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Adenomyosis. Dominique was diagnosed with Endometriosis in 2019 and has since undergone 5 laparoscopies. Helene was also diagnosed with Endometriosis back in 2018 and has since had 5 laparoscopies and also been diagnosed with Adenomyosis and a few other chronic illnesses. Dom and Helene have also both had their left ovaries and both fallopian tubes removed during surgeries due to the aggressive nature of their Endo.
Dom and Helene started The Spoonie Society to help other chronic illness sufferers find their voice and built their brand on their famous wearable heat pack which has since become a staple in over 100,000 peoples pain management inventory. The Spoonie Society creates products and pain management aids to support the chronic illness community that are not only functional but look good whilst you’re using them. The Spoonie Society is very passionate about educating the wider community on chronic illnesses through their social media, advocating and sharing peoples stories to help break down the stigma surrounding this.
$1 from each purchase is donated to a different charity each month with over $50,000 being donated since conception to a wide range of charities including Make-A-Wish, PPEP Talk, Pride Foundation Australia and many more!
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