Anglia Ruskin Student on Fundraising Mission to Battle CRPS

February 11, 2022

A teenager suffering from a ‘debilitating’ disease that makes it feel like his limbs are submerged in boiling water has launched a GoFundMe campaign to help raise money for ‘life-changing treatment’.

Finally pain-free after four years of ‘pain worse than childbirth’

December 20, 2021

When asked how she feels about her new pain-free life, Heather said that she feels amazing and super excited to go to school next year and experience everything again.

Teen cartwheels into new life after 10-month treatment in US

December 14, 2021

When 15-year-old Heather Botha arrived at the airport in Gqeberha this week after spending nearly a year undergoing treatment in the US, she did a cartwheel for her loved ones who had gathered to welcome her home.

Future bright for Emma Myers now that she’s back home

November 28, 2021

SALISBURY — From the age of 4, Emma Myers had never been without extensive nerve pain. Diagnosed with a condition called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Emma has spent the previous 38 weeks at the Spero Clinic in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Dr. Katinka van der Merwe of The Spero Clinic to Attend SuperConference 2021 Held by The Masters Circle Global

October 6, 2021

Dr. Katinka to speak at the 2021 Master Circle SuperConference that gathers the highest-rated professionals in the industry to share their thoughts and to help others advance their practices.

Grace Lutheran’s fish fry on Oct. 9 benefits Emma Myers

October 3, 2021

SALISBURY — Emma Myers has some things on her bucket list. She wants to go bear hunting and offshore fishing. Most aren’t typical for a 16-year-old girl, but then Emma’s journey over the last 12 years isn’t typical either. In fact, most medical professionals haven’t even heard of Emma’s disease.

‘I Feel Like I’m on Fire 24/7’: Young Woman’s Rare Debilitating Condition

September 18, 2021

“I feel like I’m on fire 24/7. I feel like I’m standing in a fire. I feel like my body is on fire from the inside out, every bone in my body feels broken and shattered like a piece, like a chip on the ground. It’s awful.” Kate Rider is describing the pain she suffers, which is caused by a rare and debilitating illness called complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)…

A Foot in a Pinch was the Start of Emma’s (20) Pain Hell

September 10, 2021

In October 2018, 17-year-old Emma Elise Nilsen Reiakvam got her ankle pinched in a door. Little did she know that this innocent incident would be the start of a life of enormous pain.

Teen’s Plea for Stateside Treatment Funding as Condition Feels Like ‘literally being burned alive’

September 9, 2021

A Beds-based teen is appealing for public donations to help fund life-changing treatment in the USA for his chronic pain disease – which is the most excruciating condition human beings can experience.

The Other Side of Pain: From Death to Life for Bria Block

July 28, 2021

David and Bria Block’s wedding pictures show the couple beautifully attired and in love, not unlike many other couples. Bria’s Instagram account showcases her talent in art. But for the past 19 years, Bria Danae (Eide) Block has been living with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), considered quite painful.

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