Council turns orange for CRPS Day

The Burdekin Shire Council has turned the Ayr CBD fountain orange to mark Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) Day.

Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Council was happy to help raise awareness of CRPS.

“CRPS can be quite debilitating and often is a result of an injury, such as a broken bone, deep cut or surgery,” she said.

“Home Hill girl Isabella Linton is now pain free, but suffered CRPS two years ago after spraining her ankle. She spent a lot of time in hospital and many hours of rehabilitation to recover.

“Since then her family have made it their mission to increase awareness of the syndrome and I admire them for that.”

Two other CRPS sufferers were on hand this morning to see the fountain turned orange. Home Hill resident Vicky McCabe broke her left wrist and since August has been afflicted by CRPS. Ayr resident Lyn Gates has had CRPS for the past two years after suffering a cut to her elbow.

The Ayr CBD fountain will remain orange for the rest of this week.

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