Support group helps girl deal with painful condition
Lacey Berardi was 10 years old when the pain began in her back. Within days she was bedridden and could not stand to be touched or eat because of the pain.
Little did they know that three years later, they would still be battling public ignorance and a lack of medical knowledge about her condition.
The Johnstown native was a typical girl, active in school and cheerleading, her mother Vicki Walker said.
It took a visit to Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh to find out Berardi had reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), which is commonly called complex regional pain syndrome.
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