Livi Schroeder was first diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, or CRPS when she was 8-years-old.
Livi Schroeder was first diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, or CRPS when she was 8-years-old. GoFundMe photo

KAUKAUNA — A River View Middle School 7th grader is undergoing treatment this week for a rare and serious pain illness, and her Ghosts Fastpitch teammates are rallying to support her and her family.

Livi Schroeder was first diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, or CRPS, when she was 8-years-old.

She was in remission until February of this year when she developed a large mass in her leg. Although the mass was successfully removed, the surgery triggered the CRPS on a monumental scale.

This week, Schroeder is being admitted into an intense 4-6 week pain management rehabilitation program at Children’s Wisconsin hospital in Milwaukee. The goal is for Schroeder to leave the program in remission.

To support the mounting expenses for the famly surrounding Schroeder’s treatment, her Ghosts Fastpitch teammates are selling T-shirts ahead of their May 18, “Nobody Fights Alone” game at Kaukauna High School.

The T-shirts are $20, with $6.25 for every t-shirt sold going to the family to help with the expenses.

The store will be open until April 30th, 2023 11:59 p.m. You will receive an email when the t-shirt is ready to be picked up at Eagle Graphics. (1200 Prospect Lane, Kaukauna).

Here’s the link to the store: https://kaufastptch.itemorder.com/shop/home/

If you would also like to donate to the GoFundMe, here’s the link to that: https://www.gofundme.com/f/rally-for-livi

The GoFundMe has already exceeded the $5,000 goal by more than $3,200.

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By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, born and raised in Kaukauna, is cofounder of Kaukauna Community News.