2011 Achillies Walk for Hope and Possibility in Central Park
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This will be our third year walking for my sister, Beth, for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome. As many of you know my sister has suffered for the past 14 years with this terrible disease. Once again we will be walking to raise awareness and money for RSDSA. We would love for you to join our team so we can be even larger than last year! If you can not walk but would still like to help, contributions are greatly appreciated!
For those of you who are not aware of what RSD is here is a little summery:
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), is a chronic pain syndrome characterized by severe and relentless pain that affects between 200,000 and 1.2 million Americans.
CRPS is a malfunction of part of the nervous system. Nerves misfire, sending constant pain signals to the brain. It develops in response to an event the body regards as traumatic, such as an accident or a medical procedure.
Symptoms include persistent moderate-to-severe pain, swelling, abnormal skin color changes, skin temperature, sweating, limited range of movement, movement disorders.
This is not a psychological syndrome, but people may develop psychological problems when physicians, family, friends, and co-workers do not believe their complaints of pain.
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