My name is Laurie, and I am the creator of RSD Angels.
First and foremost though, I am the mother of three children; 2 girls and 1 boy all
of which bring me much joy and stress. ;o) I'm married to a man who, at first, seemed like he wasn't my type,
but ended up being the other half that completes me.
Our oldest daughter, Britt, has Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. Her first "flare" was in
Feb. 2002. It took nearly 2 years of constant running from multiple doctors & hospitals to get a diagnosis and
get started with treatment. The RSD started in her right knee and quickly spread throughout her body including her face and
most recently, her eyes have been affected & subsequently diagnosed as such. We have been to over 20 specialists over
the years, tried various treatments, and continue our search to find something that will put her RSD into remission
until a cure is found.
RSD Angels main purpose is to spread awareness and provide various
information. It was created on behalf of my daughter, my family, my extended RSD family, and my drive to help others
who face this horrible disease. It will be a victorious day when I can shut this website down; that will mean that a cure
had been found. :o)
*** We are currently not a non-profit organization though my goal is
to make it one, one day.