Why We Walk

Published on June 26, 2021 under RSDS General Info

Written by Bryan Pope of The Cochran Firm – Dallas for the RSDSA blog.


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Walking. We all take for granted the ability to do this. Unless we can’t…. and then it makes all of the difference in the world that we do not get to take it for granted.
I have been helping clients all over the country fight their legal battles for over 25 years who have various stages of CRPS.  It is devastating to see how someone can be athletic, running, working out and healthy one day and then the next day something happens to change the fabric of their life. The ability to put one foot forward after another becomes a challenge to the point where walking and running are not even a possibility anymore.
Every day becomes a struggle just to get out of bed, off the couch, and then my clients just hope to be able to make it through the day without the burning pain that can reduce one to tears.

Walking. Today is a day that we walk for those who cannot. We are the spouses, the children, the parents, the friends, the relatives, the extended family, the legal counselors, the caregivers, the first responders, the medical providers. We walk to raise money to help find a cure for this hideous disease. We walk so the world will understand how the fire that breathes into their limbs can be so consuming that some think there is no way out. We walk with a purpose today so that those who have been knocked down can one day walk on their own. Today we Walk for CRPS.

Bryan Pope is the co-founder of The Cochran Firm – Dallas and is focused on cases involving victims of RSD or CRPS. Mr. Pope is also a sponsor of RSDSA’s 2nd Annual Virtual CRPS Awareness Walk.


  1. dee dee

    Why DON’T I get in front of what will inevitably play out about-how-to-explain-my-rsd-IN-CASE–someone-i-feel-like-answering-asks-“what’s-the-story-with-your-fucked-up-ankles”?

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