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Lindsey is 17 yrs. old & has a condition called Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD). It is a chronic, painful, and progressive neurological condition that affects the muscles, joints, and bones. Please help us get Lindsey treatment!

Lindsey is 17 yrs. old & has a condition called Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD). It is a chronic, painful, and progressive neurological condition that affects the skin, muscles, joints, and bones. The syndrome usually develops in an injured limb. Lindsey is going down to Corpus Christi, Texas on April 23, 2010 to get treatment. The cost of the whole trip is approx. $6500 with treatment and hotel costs. She will have to stay down there about 2 weeks for treatment and she will bring a machine back that will be hers to keep so she will be able to have treatment back here. All of that is included with the final cost.

In Lindseys own words:

"As many of you know, I was in a 4-wheeler accident almost 5 years ago, I was diagnosed about a year after that with RSD, a neurological disease that is in both of my legs. It causes a severe burning pain (it feels like someone set my legs on fire), severe and excruciating pain, swelling, and pathological changes in my bones, muscles and tissues. It originally was only in my left leg but has now spread.
I found a doctor back in 2007 who was able to use Laser Therapy to treat me and put me into remission several times, lasting for months at a time. This time has been different, I have been out of school for 2 months now. The doctors have said that there may be a time where I come out of remission and it won't go back into it.
There is a RSD specialist in Corpus Christi, Texas http://www.paindefeat.com
that has had amazing success in treating this. There is no cure for RSD, but I have two friends who have gone to this doctor and he's helped them tremendously. The cost for going down there (testing, treatments, etc) is approx.$6500. It's a lot of money that my family doesn't have and there is no way I will be able to get down there without the help and support of many people.
Without treatment, this aggressive disease will spread to other parts of my body and only get worse."

Please donate whatever you can to hep Lindsey get the treat she needs! Thank you!

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