A 10-year-old girl in Australia has been diagnosed with a rare and debilitating condition that causes excruciating pain down her entire right leg when she walks or when someone touches it.
According to New York Post, Bella Massey’s condition worsened during a family holiday in Fiji when she developed a blister infection on her right foot. She was later diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), often referred to as “the most painful condition” known to mankind.
“Since her diagnosis, she has been battling excruciating pain that affects her daily activities and took away her childhood. Bella’s pain meant she lost mobility in her right leg and foot, waist down He’s bedridden now or in the hospital a wheelchair if he needs to move around,” he GoFundMe campaign read the page.
CRPS is a rare and incurable syndrome that causes chronic and extreme pain. “It’s all sharp, it’s burning, it’s tingling. It’s all kinds of different pain that I never knew was possible,” Bella told A Current Affair. Post,
“I can’t take a bath, I can’t take a bath,” said Bella, “I can’t wear a sheet or anything… not even a tissue, you can’t touch with anything, no Then I’ll scream.”
This rare condition, which often results from minor injuries or surgery, has now thrown Bella’s life out of gear. The 10-year-old girl is unable to move, tolerate any touch or sensation on her affected leg and foot, go to school, play with friends, or even wear pants. Since Bella’s family could not find answers in Australia, they turned to American doctors for help.
According to new york post, Bela and her mother also traveled to America to receive treatment from the Spero Clinic. But despite the welcome news that a cure may be available, the Massey family aren’t sure whether they can afford the treatment. So, Bella’s mother has organized a GoFundMe campaign to help pay for her daughter’s treatment.