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Category: Giving Back

This will be used for stories of people that want to give back to RSDSA for personal reasons and are sharing those stories with us.

CRPS Awareness Day 30: Awareness Must Become Our 365 Day Activity

Published on November 30, 2017 under Call to Action
By Jim Broatch, MSW, Executive Vice President, Director RSDSA Executive Vice President and Director of RSDSA, Jim Broatch, details why it is crucial that we continue our CRPS awareness efforts beyond November. Awareness is a 365-day effort that we must push forward with in order to make positive change in the world of chronic pain. First, a standing ovation for all who participated in the fourth Annual Color the World Orange (please visit their page by clicking here). It was an outstanding success and is growing exponentially each year. Billboards in Times Square, New York were just one of more than 100 locations in six countries that turned orange for Color The World Orange. Other locations included Niagara Falls and…
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A Nurse’s Fight Back Against CRPS – Impacting Other Nurses

Published on October 17, 2017 under Giving Back
Written by Nurse Beth Seickel for the RSDSA Blog When RSDSA was asked to be a part of ASPMN-LI's 16th Annual Pain Conference, we were happy to join. Nurse Beth, a CRPS warrior, was one of the first people we wanted by our side during this. She was kind enough to write about her experience as she is a nurse fighting CRPS while also educating others. RSDSA was invited to be a part of the American Society for Pain Management Nursing-Long Island Chapter’s (ASPMN-LI) 16th Annual Pain Conference at the DeMatteis Center for Cardiac Research and Education in Greenvale, New York, an annex of St. Francis Hospital on Long Island. ASPMN-LI's mission is "to advance and promote optimal nursing care…
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New Year, New RSDSA Goals – Helping the CRPS Community

Published on January 3, 2017 under Call to Action
By Samantha Barrett, Special Events Coordinator Welcome, 2017! So many of us were ready for a new year. With the new year comes expectations of resolutions, bettering oneself, and change overall. Not only is RSDSA no different than everyone else, but we also want to help people reach their goals/resolutions and then some! As you may have seen in our emails, we have a set of initiatives for 2017 here at RSDSA. They include: Co-sponsoring Camp for Courageous Kids- a camp for youngsters in pain for our third year Continuing to transform lives with our "Treating the Whole Person Conferences," the next one is scheduled for Nashville in April 2017, as well as utilizing our live-stream Implementing our first statewide…
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Easy Ways to Give to a Charity

Published on July 9, 2015 under Fundraising
By Samantha Barrett, RSDSA’s Special Events Fundraiser A question that we get frequently is: “How can I give to the community?” There are plenty of very easy ways to give back that can be a part of things you do every day! These methods don’t just apply to RSDSA, but to several different charities and causes. Goodsearch.com is your new best friend (http://www.goodsearch.com)!    Google is running our world, but GoodSearch will get you the same results, all while donating to charity! Go to the website and click “Find A Cause to Support.”  You can then search for your favorite cause (including RSDSA). Once you select the cause, you can sign in with Facebook or with an email address. Then, happy…
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Developing CRPS/RSD and Finding Hope

Published on June 29, 2015 under Giving Back
Hi there! My name is Katie and I’m the blogger behind Upcycled Treasures and A Handcrafted Wedding. I was diagnosed with CRPS back in August 2012, and remember how difficult it was to find information and inspiring stories. In fact, I generally ended my search feeling more discouraged than when I started, and this only seemed to make my symptoms worse. Can anyone else relate? The RSDSA website was the best source of information I could find, which is why I am so excited to share my story with you. I want you to know that there is hope, and not to be discouraged by what you read. However, I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that I am also…
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