all concerned citizens
United States of America

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy is a long, never pain free, disableing disease. We need your support, and all the State of Tennessee, to help me, help others like myself who have (RSD).

Note the Proclamation of Governor Phil Bredesen, In A State Of Tennessee Proclamation, the following:

Whereas, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome(RSD)is an extremely painful neuromuscular disease which affects more than six million people in the United States; and

Whereas, RSD results from injury or trauma to a leg or an arm and can simultaneously affect the nerves, muscles, blood vessels, skin. joints and bonds in progressivly severe stages; and

Whereas estimates indicate that 5 percent of all injuries or trauma may result in progressively sever stages; and

Whereas,the cause and cure of this disorder are unknown, although RSD is treatable with prescripton drugs, physical therapy, occupational therapy and emotional therpy; and

Whereas, early detection and treatment are vital to preventing the diabling effects of RSD, which in its most severe stages can result in total dysfuction of an extremity and treatment can reduce the physical, the entair body; and

Whereas, with increased medical awareness and greater understanding of RSD, early detection and treatment can reduce the phsical, and emotional and financial effects on its victims, NOW THEREFORE,I Phil Bredesen, Governor of the State of Tennessee, do hereby proclam the month of September 2003, REFLEX SYMPATHETIC DYSTROPHY SYNDROME MONTH.

So in Tennessee, and encourage all citizens to join me in this worthy observance.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I hearunto set my hand and caused the official seal of the State of Tennessee to be affixed at Nashville in this 18th day of August 2003.

Phil Bredesen

Being used by Margaret L. Downing, as stated by Governor Phil Bredesen.

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy is a long, never pain free, disableing disease. We, the undersigned, wish to raise awareness about RSD and help others who have (RSD).

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The Tennessee RSDS Patients Need Your Help petition to all concerned citizens was written by Margaret L. Downing and is in the category Health at GoPetition.