I wanted to take this very special day to thank a very special person who has been the constant encourager, faithful companion, and ever-vigilant cure seeker during my five years with CRPS. Even on my darkest of days, she would always be that glimmer of light and hope I needed to keep going. As I pressed forward throughout my ten-week treatment in Arkansas, she was right there, cheering me on as I finally achieved victory over this vicious illness. She has always been by my side every step of the way, and she deserves all the respect and love in the world for it.

Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!! You have more than earned it!