Though CRPS is a terrible illness many sufferers take solace from the remarkable achievements of Danielle Brown, the World and Olympic Champion who like you also has CRPS!
Danielle's remarkable achievements include a world record in the Para-Archery World Championships in the Czech Republic, where she also won two gold medals.
Danielle was a teenager when she was diagnosed with reflex sympathetic dystrophy RSD or as it is also know complex regional pain syndrome CRPS. In Danielle's case CRPS affects her legs and feet so that she cannot remain standing for long.
Prior to developing RSD Danielle was an active athlete in many sports. She won her first Paralympics World Championship in Korea in 2007 and a further Gold Medal in the Beijing Paralympics.
In addition to being a World and Olympic Champion, Danielle Brown is a law student at the University of Leicester. She has also earned a number of sporting awards including Sports England Awards senior athlete with disabilities and Disability Sport Events Yorkshire Regional Sports Person Award 2007.