Tragikly White is fundraising to help our bassist Jimmy Tomlinson’s wife, Melissa, fight this debilitating disease. You can help by purchasing a TW tshirt from our store, or by visiting the GoFundMe campaign.
Melissa has a disease called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, CRPS-it is a progressive disease of the Sympathetic Nervous System and a very seriously painful disease. Rated as the most painful condition on the McGill Pain Scale. She has been living with this disease for 1,279 days which equals 3 ½ years!! That is way too long to be in excruciating pain 24 hrs 7 days a week!! She has not been able to work due to this disease. CRPS is also known as the Suicide Disease. Did you hear that…. THE SUICIDE DISEASE!! This is very serious!
Melissa has been receiving treatment in Fayetteville, Arkansas with an amazing team of doctors and therapists. Find their Facebook page-
The Neurologic Relief Center.
This clinic has had amazing results with CRPS treatment. Miracles are happening every day at this clinic! You can see the light in Melissa’s eyes again from how well she has been responding to this treatment. Originally, treatment was planned for 10 weeks with no guarantees of exactly how long it would take for her to find relief. IFshe could even find relief. She has completed 7 weeks of treatment and through specific treatments has done well for the most part. As of last week there have been some setbacks and Melissa’s doctor has informed her she will need further treatment. Hearing this was very discouraging for Melissa as treatment is not easy physically, mentally, emotionally or financially.
Close your eyes for just a minute,
Imagine living life working two jobs and everything is as normal as normal can get–happy, healthy and able. One day, out of the complete blue, you fall….. hurt yourself and in the back of your mind you think “Oh No! 6 weeks in a cast or splint, but I can handle it” As the weeks pass and you are still in excruciating pain without any answers, no help or relief in sight….. You go through multiple doctors, painful and out of date procedures that only make this disease spread/ flare more pain on to you for 3 ½ years. YEARS people!! As you are desperate for answers, and then you FINALY find it!!!!! It’s like the angels have finally shown you the way. You are progressing and after all your hard work you are told there is more to come…
We all go through life with challenges; this is one like no other!!!!
Treatment is not cheap and is not covered by insurance. Not because her insurance doesn’t cover CRPS but NO INSURANCE company covers this treatment for her disease. We need YOUR help to get Melissa through the rest of her needed treatment. I am reaching out to you and to all that can help. We all see these fundraising accounts and think “I just can’t…..” What about that weekly car wash?? Or that latte on Wednesday to get us through the week??? It may not seem like a lot to you but every penny counts and means the world to my sweet friend Melissa and her life!!!