Sharing my journey…
Advocate for life-enhancing research and treatment…
Sateria Venable is a patient advocate who was diagnosed with fibroids at the age of 26. After receiving the very primitive recommendation of a hysterectomy in her 20s, she began to explore other options to manage her fibroid diagnosis. She began a quest for information, which led her to found The Fibroid Foundation.
Preserving her fertility has always been her primary concern. Unfortunately, she soon discovered that there were limited resources and information available to women, who, like her, had severely symptomatic fibroids.
Sateria researched and interviewed physicians to find trusted, patient-focused medical professionals. Holistic professionals provided a vast storehouse of information. Frustrated by the return of fibroids after three surgeries, she was determined to find answers. Sateria learned to listen to her body, and allowed it to guide her. This awareness led to major nutrition and lifestyle changes.
Along the way, Sateria patented a design for an undergarment, and is developing a lingerie line based on the patent.
The Fibroid Foundation has a vast network of relationships. Participation on key research initiatives is a focus. Sateria Venable has spoken on the Russ Parr Morning Show and has been featured in the Washington Post and Huffington Post.
The Fibroid Foundation participated in the NIH/Howard University Fibroid Summit and AdvaMed conference. The Foundation is the sole advocacy organization on the registry steering committee of the COMPARE-UF fibroids study.
The mission of the Fibroid Foundation is to be a go-to, life-enhancing resource to the millions of women with fibroids, and a catalyst to bring attention to more holistic solutions to women’s health.
Sateria holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.