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Why CRPS Awareness Month Is So Important

In March 2018 I was diagnosed with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), now classified as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), which is a form of chronic pain that usually affects an arm or a leg. With just 200,000 people in the U.S. diagnosed with CRPS in the U.S., most people have not heard of CRPS, which is classified as a “rare disease” with no cure. Therefore, the month of November is CRPS Awareness Month.

Since acquiring this disability, I have had the privilege of creating pipeline programming for nearly 100 other disabled individuals. During the 2021 RespectAbility Entertainment Lab for Disabled Entertainment Professionals, we were pleased to have award-winning independent film director and editor Jennifer Valdes as one of 30 Lab

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In March 2018 I was diagnosed with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), now classified as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), which is a form of chronic pain that usually affects an arm or a leg. With just 200,000 people in the U.S. diagnosed with CRPS in the U.S., most people have not heard of CRPS, which is classified as a “rare disease” with no cure. Therefore, the month of November is CRPS Awareness Month.
Picture this. A happy, well dressed (I hope) 23-year-old girl walking around Hobby Lobby with a coffee in her hand. Starting at the Christmas section (I’m one of those terrible people who love shopping for Christmas early. As early as December 28th if my heart desires) she slowly works her ways up and down each aisle, looking intently at almost everything. She has a few items in her hands, but nothing too gawky or heavy that can’t be handheld. It isn’t until she kneels down to look at some stickers that you realize she has not stood up.

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