Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano issued a Proclamation naming the week of November 7th “Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) Awareness Week.” To commemorate CRPS’s “Color The World Orange” campaign the dome of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building was illuminated in orange.
Kristen Haunss of Syosset accepted the Proclamation along with her parents Patricia and Richard Haunss as the family has been working diligently to get information on CRPS out to the public. Kristen is afflicted with CRPS and knows only too well that more needs to be done to create a movement in the hopes of helping others discover information and support for the illness.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), is a chronic pain condition characterized by continuous, intense and often burning pain that is out of proportion to the severity of the original injury. Symptoms can include changes in the skin color and temperature of the affected body part, as well as skin sensitivity, sweating and swelling.
For information on CRPS and RSD visit www.colortheworldorange.com or www.facebook.com/ColorTheWorldOrange
Pictured above from left to right: Patricia Haunss, County Executive Edward P. Mangano, Kristen Haunss and Richard Haunss