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LI woman suffers rare neurological disease

Fallon Mirsky, 29, of Valley Stream, who since

Fallon Mirsky, 29, of Valley Stream, who since March 2001 has suffered from a neurological disorder known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, is trying to raise money for an expensive experimental treatment she hopes will “reboot her brain.” (Jan. 27, 2012) Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Fallon Mirsky, 29, of Valley Stream, has suffered from a neurological disorder known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, or RSD, since she was 17. She is trying to raise money for an expensive experimental treatment she hopes will "reboot her brain." (Jan. 27, 2012)

Fallon Mirsky, 29, of Valley Stream, suffers from
Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Fallon Mirsky, 29, of Valley Stream, suffers from a neurological disorder known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, or RSD. She was diagnosed with it in March 2001. "It's pretty much taken over my life," she says of the painful condition. "I can't eat, go out to restaurants anymore. Everything I used to do — I loved to walk around — I can't do." (Jan. 27, 2012)

Fallon Mirsky, 29, of Valley Stream, has
Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Fallon Mirsky, 29, of Valley Stream, has "one of the worst cases of RSD I've ever seen," says one of her physicians, Dr. Yakov Perper, former director of pain management at Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens. (Jan. 27, 2012)

Fallon Mirsky, 29, of Valley Stream, who since
Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Fallon Mirsky, 29, of Valley Stream, who since March 2001 has suffered from a neurological disorder known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, is trying to raise money for an expensive experimental treatment she hopes will “reboot her brain.” (Jan. 27, 2012)

Fallon Mirsky, 29, of Valley Stream, says her
Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Fallon Mirsky, 29, of Valley Stream, says her medicine costs thousands of dollars a month, and some costs aren't covered by health insurance. "It's ruined my parents' life, in the sense that this should be a time of their life when they should be enjoying themselves," she says. "My dad can't take a day off because we can't make ends meet." (Jan. 27, 2012)

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