|Amy before she became ill|
CRPS is an extremely painful disease which has affected her left arm. The pain is present 24/7 and is said to be worse than child birth or amputation. Drugs do not help to dull the pain and although there are many people diagnosed with this disease there is currently no cure. However some patients can be helped to live with the problem and as Amy is such a fighter, we think she can benefit from the treatment on offer at the STEPS clinic.
The CRPS gave Amy a severe intolerance to dairy products, which have caused her to have several anaphylactic shocks when accidentally given cheese, or milk. She has to have two loaded epinephrine hypodermics (epipens) within reach at all times.
This is a quick update and probably the only one l'll do here, until Amy starts her treatment. In seven days we have raised over £4000, a long way from the £100,000 she needs, but we have been inundated with requests for interviews from newspapers, magazines and radio stations. We have signed with a press agency and they will posting articles and photos etc to every paper, magazine and news media outlet in the country and even some abroad, on wednesday next week. Hopefully the total will then climb quickly towards the £100,000.