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Help Shawna in her Battle with CRPS

$18,765 raised

$60,000 goal

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Hi, my name is Shawna and I suffer from a life altering disease. I had an ankle injury in April 2020, an injury that is usually easily repairable with a simple stabilization surgery. However, that was not the case for me! What should have been a simple repair, turned out to be the start of a hell I never imagined myself living in. Shortly after the injury, I started experiencing a firey/red/inflamed, freezing/blue/purple/pulseless, a feeling of fire burning from the inside out, pain that never subsides. I suffer from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (aka the Suicide Disease). It is an imbalance and malfunction of the autonomic nervous system. Medically speaking, it is the most painful disease known to man, a pain rating higher than both childbirth and amputation on the McGill Pain Index, it is torturous. It has now spread throughout my body. My quality of life has diminished to pretty much nothing, living in isolation and much darkness. This has had a tremendous impact on myself, as well as my family.

After 2.5 years of suffering, and a ton of research, we found a clinic that understands and specializes in CRPS. The Spero Clinic, a Holistic Medical Treatment Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas, led by well-known Quantum Neurology Nerve Rehabilitation Specialist, Dr. Katinka van der Merwe. Dr. Katinka has treated patients from all around the world with her effective 12-16 week Neurologic Rehabilitation Program. They treat the root cause, neurological dysfunction. This treatment is a life changing opportunity. Please visit to learn more about the amazing work they do. You can also see some success stories on Facebook, here's one that really hits home... ...but there are so many more. Be sure to watch a few, they speak volumes.

Unfortunately, insurance does not pay for this treatment. Our goal is to raise $60k+ so that I can complete approximately 12-16 weeks of treatment at the Spero Clinic. Please, I need your help to get there. I am partnering with the Burning Limb Foundation (a 501c3 nonprofit) as my fundraising platform. 100% of the proceeds of your donation will be used for my treatment costs, medical equipment, and other expenses, while I am at the clinic. All donations are tax deductible. Much gratitude, and a HUGE thank you in advance, for your gift of life.