Woman needs spinal cord stimulator: Insurance won't pay

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By Carol A. Clark

Getting back to normal is what local resident Dawn Cline expected after breaking her left foot 14 months ago. But that didn’t happen. Instead, the Aspen Copies co-owner developed Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), a condition she hadn’t heard of, much less imagined would nearly consume her life.

Cline makes it to her store at 1789 Central Ave. most days and often alternates between her crutches and wheelchair when the pain becomes just short of unbearable.

“The hardest thing is having to explain over and over to curious customers why I’m on crutches or in the wheelchair or why my broken foot hasn’t healed,” Cline said. “It’s so difficult for me and my family to have to relive this several times a day.”

Cline has operated Aspen Copies for 13 years with husband James Cline. Their daughter, Amber, 8, is a familiar fixture at the store when not in school.

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