When you 'donate your birthday' to Burning Nights CRPS Support, you are changing the lives of those living with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and their loved ones, as well as giving them hope and encouragement to get to their next birthday.
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The birthday donations you raise will help people like Kerri-Ann learn about the condition and help them find ways of coping to enable them to reach their next birthday. Apart from Facebook Birthday fundraisers, you can...
Through the generous and selfless act of donating your birthday, you can help to support people like Kerri-Ann...
Kerri-Ann used to live for sport. She loved running and enjoyed high intensity training with her husband every day. She also used to climb Snowdon three times a year. But life as she knew it came to a grinding halt one day in 2018 after a head on traffic collision. Eventually a doctor told her she had Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), adding that not much was known about the condition or how to treat it.
Her invisible illness made her feel alone and misunderstood at first. "I felt quite isolated because when people look at you, they don’t see there’s an issue."
Joining a monthly online support group for CRPS patients through Burning Nights CRPS Support proved a lifesaver for Kerri-Ann. She has learnt a lot about CRPS from others in the group who have been suffering from this debilitating condition for longer than her. And just knowing that there are other people out there who have experienced the same feelings as her reassured her, she says.
They could resonate with how I felt my whole life was just going downhill. I was in a really, really dark place and to talk to other people who have this condition.