My name is Eli Kaufman and this October 21st I will be celebrating my Bar Mitzvah. For my Mitzvah project, I want to raise money for research and awareness for the disease Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome(CRPS). I will achieve this by continuing a walk my sister Naomi created for her mitzvah project.
Our mother, Kymme Kaufman, has suffered with RSD for over 29 years. It was first diagnosed in her right leg when she was 14 years old. Over the years it has spread to her right arm and right ankle. RSD affects every aspect of her life. RSD is a 24 hour a day, 7 days a week battle.