Seeking Photos for the Video Slide Show Presentation “People Striving to Make a Difference in the Lives of Those Suffering and Surviving CRPS/RSD”

People Striving to Make a Difference in the Lives of Those Suffering and Surviving CRPS/RSD.

Hi everyone!

I’m seeking Photos for a future video that will feature those of you who strive to make a difference in the lives of those with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome/Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy.

Once all photos are in it will be fairly decided who will be featured in the video. Space will be shared with other’s who work just as hard yet has either never been or has rarely been recognized for their efforts. September is Pain Awareness Month and if all goes well this video will debut during that month.

Your photo can either be a head shot or a body shot. Send up to 2 photos, if you like!

Along with your photo, in the email body, please include:

1. Name, Foundation, Organization, Website Name, Blog Name, Radio Station, Etc. (You can also list all of the above)
2. City and State. (Or  Province/ Country) (This video is not limited to the United States)
3. A brief bio on what you do (or have done) to make a difference in the lives of those suffering to survive CRPS/RSD. If the bio is too long it may be edited for space.

If you are a Mother or Father taking care of your CRPS/RSD diagnosed child, you are making a difference in the life of someone. If you are a child (adult or minor) of someone with CRPS/RSD and you are caring for your parent, you are making a difference, too.

In your email please add that you are giving me permission to use your photo and info. (I, (your name/organization), hereby give my permission to Twinkle VanFleet and RSD(S)-CRPS Advisory to use my photo and enclosed information for the Video Slide Show Presentation People Striving to Make a Difference in the Lives of Those Suffering to Survive CRPS/RSD that will be made public via YouTube.

I have personally invited a few people to be featured. If you do not get a personal invite from me this does not at all mean that I would not love to feature you. Please don’t feel shy or as if you aren’t good enough or haven’t done enough. You are just as important! This will be an annual project! No one will know from me if I’ve contacted you or if you sent on your own. That will be your business to disclose or not! ~smiles

Deadline– August 15, 2013. If you need a few day extension due to pain, please let me know before the deadline.

Please send to:

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. 🙂

Thank you!
~Twinkle VanFleet

Independent RSD/CRPS Patient Advocate, Spokesperson, and Educator.

California Ambassador at the Power of Pain Foundation

RSD(S)-CRPS Advisory Info & Support Group

CRPS Advisory LogoSupport Groups are necessary for those who need understanding and comfort when dealing with chronic illnesses other’s don’t understand. We offer one you can feel at home in.

RSD(S)-CRPS Advisory Info & Support Group

Years ago I had an RSD Support Group at MySpace. At the time it was one of the largest support group for RSD/CRPS there. As MySpace went through its changes and removing some features, I went to work as a volunteer Support Leader for MD Junction at the Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Support Forum. I’ve been a Leader there since 2009 and second to the top in seniority.

Since I lost my group at MySpace, I waited to create another of my own until I felt confident with the venue I would decide to hold it at. Since millions of people are on Facebook for various reasons I chose to create it there since there are several options available and a very large and spread out community of pain patients.

Less than a year ago I created the RSD(S)-CRPS Advisory Info & Support Group. I was slow on the start up since within a week of creating it, I ended up in a severe and long lasting flare up. The Group is doing well and growing at a steady pace.

This time I am not running solo. In the past I’ve been an advocate and spokesperson for RSD/CRPS, promoting, advertising, endless hours of research, writing essays and articles, sharing accurate information, staying updated, maintaining my website etc the best that I could. All by myself. It’s really hard. At least for me these last couple of years. I’m in my 11th year of CRPS. My energy is minimal.

Now I have someone to work with me. And currently we’re both working on fundraising and awareness projects for the Power of Pain Foundation as a team and in conjunction with our group. My Co Administrator Wanda will be raising awareness via 2 Expo’s and I’ll be doing so by holding a balloon release project.

We’re also supporting the POPF via Causes. Our page is called “Help the Power of Pain Foundation Assist Those with RSD/CRPS & Other Neuropathic Pain Conditions

Our group is devoted to the support and guidance of RSD/CRPS patients, family and friends of.

Our mission is to teach and be taught…

                                                   …It’s our hope to educate and learn.

We’re a family oriented group. Caring and compassionate. Stop by and take a peek. We would love to have you join us and become part of our online family.

We have a Wonderful Co Administrator (Wanda) and Great Group Leader’s. Our discussions include pain management, the pain we endure on a daily basis, medications, alternative methods of pain control, the use of vitamins and supplements, depression, biofeedback, cognitive beliefs, coping strategies, flare up protocols, clinical trials, various therapies and techniques, meditation, yoga, the use of distraction and modalities, physical therapy, each other and so much more.

We also allow you to share other RSD/CRPS related information sites, books, videos, including your own website, blog, foundation, organization, or media pages. This is for the purpose of spreading further awareness and information around the web and hopefully off also.

All we ask is that you don’t spam us.

We would also be thankful if you shared us with others as well.

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Hope to meet you in our Support Group!

Wishing you pain eased days and nights,