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Kickin' RSD 2013

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May 24, 2013

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BENEFITING: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association (RSDSA)

EVENT DATE: May 25, 2013

Amy Marie Plowe

THE STORY:

Six years ago, a car accident turned my world upside down...

My left foot suffers from something called RSD -- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy.  I can't wiggle my toes on that foot.  I can't wear socks or sneakers or any type of shoe that touches the top of my foot.  I can't stand to have anything touch my foot -- and at times, even a light breeze will make me so sick to my stomach from the excrutiating pain that that brings.  At any given time, my foot feels as though it is literally on fire -- as if I could look down and see flames dancing across my skin -- or as if my skin was slowly being peeled away to reveal my bones.  My foot changes colors, will swell and I have been known to break a few bones here and there in that foot... 

There is no cure or magic pill that you can take to "cure" RSD.  Many of us have an abdundance of medications to take that only lessen the symptoms, and then there are some of us (like me) who don't even have that option.  I rely heavily on my spinal cord stimulator (SCS) -- a little battery that is in my left hip, with wires that run into my spine that constantly send electrical impulses through my spinal column to interupt those pain signals my nerves insist on sending.  Without my SCS, I am unable to walk, teach, or live the life I've always dreamed of having. 

 

My dream is that one day no one will have to go through the terrifying experience of being diagnosed with RSD...that no one else will have to live with the daily fire within their body...that someday, somehow, they will find a cure for RSD. 

 

Any little bit will help.  Researching this condition is the only way we are going to learn how to stop it... 

 

Thank you for your support! 

 

All my love,

Amy Marie

 

 

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204% Raised of $250 Goal

Donor Comments

Mom & Dad

Mom & Dad

4 years ago

Lois Boettcher

Lois Boettcher

4 years ago

Anne Halecki

Anne Halecki

4 years ago

Tom Halecki

Tom Halecki

4 years ago

Jay and Joyce Boone

Jay and Joyce Boone

4 years ago

Donna And Tony Gerace

Donna And Tony Gerace

4 years ago

Sarah E. Yasses

Sarah E. Yasses

Yay, She Didn't Die! 4 years ago

Roxanne Dungan

Roxanne Dungan

4 years ago

Sgt Jeff

Sgt Jeff

4 years ago