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Raising money to make a difference

Saturday, March 18, 2006

A Hernando County high school student who suffers from a painful condition is trying to help others who are dealing with the same kind of pain.

Bethany Frazier was out to make some money this weekend by selling things at a yard sale. However, it's money she'll put toward researching a painful condition called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome or CRPS.

"I have a real hard time walking and standing for like 15 minutes and there is like a constant fire and burning in my foot and stabbing and it's all the time," Frazier said.

Frazier said very little is known about the condition and so far there is no cure. So, she has set out to help find one. She said something needs to be done.

So far, Frazier has raised about $1,400. She said her goal is to raise $10,000 that will go toward research before she graduates from high school.

Her mother Paula Frazier said she'll do whatever it takes to help her daughter because seeing her in constant pain is breaking her heart.

"It is, because I see her at night when she's in pain and she's on like seven different medicines," Frazier said.

The seven different medicines help Frazier get through the day, but she's hoping she can help fund the development of one more that could end up being a cure.

"If I think, if I can find or even help find one cure it could change everyone else who has it," Frazier said.

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