Every person has a soft spot for something. Whether that something moves that person to give a donation, volunteer their time, or fight for a cure, is purely a personal decision.
As for me, well I have several soft spots. I love animals and it pains me to see them harmed. I love children too, and believe me when I say I get really fired up when I hear about child abuse or neglect. Then there are the disorders and diseases that plague the ones we love like cancer, heart disease, MD, MS, RSD, Fibromyalgia, arthritis, and the list goes on and on.
Unfortunately, I am unable campaign for all of my soft spots. I wish I could. I wish we all could. Instead, I chose one issue to be my main cause, RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome). I’m sure many of you have not even heard of this. I hadn’t either, until my sister was diagnosed.
RSD is a chronic neurological syndrome characterized by severing burning pain, pathological changes in bone and skin, excessive sweating, tissue swelling, and extreme sensitivity to touch. In other words, it is more painful than burning in the fires of hell, if you can imagine what that feels like. Unfortunately, my sister doesn’t have to imagine. She lives with this every day.
Unfortunately, I am not a doctor, nor a millionaire. I am unable to really provide much assistance to her, other than support and encouragement. Don’t get me wrong those things are very important, and not just for my sister but for anyone with a disability. It is vital for them to have that support system in place. But like everyone who has a loved one who is suffering, I wish I could do more.
So I decided that one way that I could help is by promoting awareness through my site. I am going will be posting information about events and fundraising, as well as links for further resources. I hope that all of you will click on those links and learn more about RSD. If you are able, donating to the cause is always welcome, but if you are like most of us these days and money is tight, helping me promote awareness would be just as beneficial.
Bringing more awareness, educating the people, and spreading the word for events and fundraisers, helps so much more than you may realize. The more people we can get behind our causes, the more we can try to find ways to help fight these debilitating disorders. My hope is that one day we will be able to make a difference, whether it be against cancer, MS, RSD, it doesn’t matter to me. Any step forward is a step in the right direction!