Burning for a Cure

The story of Grace

Hi! my name is Grace Seibel, and I am 16 years old. I was diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)/Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy on February 5th, 2014. I had a minor surgery to remove plantar warts on my left foot that I got from my school’s pool on October 18th, 2013. I knew something was wrong when I still had holes in my feet three months after the original surgery; it was supposed to be healed in three weeks. It took quite some time to have finally have a diagnosis. My symptom’s include temperature changes, color changes, swelling, chronic pain that feels like burning and pins and needles, etc. Last year, I had 11 surgeries and tried so many medications and other options in hopes of finding some pain relief. Nothing has worked in my favor yet, but I’m never going to give up. I have pain, but the pain won’t stop me!