Ten years ago I was diagnosed with CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome). A rare chronic pain disease with no known cure at this time it flipped my world upside down. CRPS also falls under the umbrella of auto immune diseases. Although this illness has forced me to go on permanent disability, my goal is to raise awareness and educate others so that we can find a cure. I am also diagnosed with OsteoArthritis which is often a secondary illness formed as a result of my CRPS. Through my advocacy I have been successful in getting government to proclaim Nov.2,2016 as CRPS Awareness Day in my province. My goals through my advocacy are to bring about change in patient care, research, and education.
Ross is an amazing support for those living with chronic pain. His blog details his live living with CRPS and other conditions which cause him pain. It's a breath of fresh air and always takes some positive swing on the hardships of his conditions. He's always willing to reach out and give support on twitter as well. He's an all around wonderful guy
Ross has been an incredible supporter, friend, and encouragement to so many people within the #ChronicPain community. There is no way we will ever be able to repay him for the fearless advocacy he shows day in and day out.
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