When: May 3, 2008
Where: Spring Lake Park in North Mankato (Southern Minnesota)
Fibromyalgia – is a form of arthritis – causes pain in nearly every corner of the body. The pain in fibromyalgia is real, as real as it can be.
Jenny Syverson – honoree in the above Arthritis Walk – has suffered the pain of fibromyalgia since she was 6 years old.
She’s been living with constant pain since she was 6 years old. She suffers, says she, from a disease called fibromyalgia, which causes pain in nearly every corner of her body.
She’s tried every remedy. And every other possible disease, disorder or syndrome has been ruled out.
“It’s frustrating and it’s hard,” Syverson said. “The pain is real to me.”
The last six months have seen Syverson become something of a spokeswoman and advocate for victims of fibromyalgia. Last semester she organized a fundraiser at her Twin Cities-area church where donations totaled nearly $5,000. Hers was the first of its kind in the United States, and she’s been getting some national attention because of it.
Th good thing about Jenny is that, she didn’t allow fibromyalgia to rule her life. Way to go Jenny! 😉
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