Yesterday we released Liam Dodd’s story. Liam is one extraordinary fifteen-year-old with an extraordinary smile. Unfortunately, that smile hasn’t been seen much the past few years.
The once-active teenager experienced a growth spurt 4 years ago that changed everything. Liam’s feet grew so quickly that his Achilles tendon couldn’t keep up, pulling on his heel growth plate and pinching a nerve. Annoying heel pain quickly turned into extreme sensitivity in his entire foot. Within days, Liam went from being able to wear a shoe to no tolerance for socks, then no touch, and then no air. It’s now to the point that the slightest wind or a single drop of water on his foot leads to pain so intense, it’s unfathomable. At 11 years old, Liam was diagnosed with CRPS (Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome).