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Speaker profile for Victoria Abbott-Fleming: Speaking at Naidex

Speaker Name: Victoria Abbott-Fleming

Company Name: Burning Nights CRPS Support

Seminar Title: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) & Bilateral Amputation

Discover Victoria's journey of living with aggressive Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) that caused her to need both legs amputated above the knee, leaving her confined to a wheelchair.

Learn how Victoria has coped with her condition & disability and how she has turned a 16 year nightmare into a positive by founding a UK charity, Burning Nights CRPS Support, to raise awareness and supporting all those affected by CRPS.

About Victoria Abbott-Fleming

Victoria Abbott-Fleming qualified as a non-practising barrister in 2002, however shortly after starting lecturing in 2003, Victoria suffered a seemingly a simple accident at work, which very quickly turned complex. Eventually she was diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) in her leg.

After almost 3 years of trying treatments unsuccessfully, doctors decided that Victoria needed an above knee amputation.

Following her amputation, she eventually contracted Swine Flu while on holiday in 2014 & upon returning to the UK it was found that she had nerve damage causing the CRPS to spread & was again diagnosed with CRPS in her only leg.
Unfortunately after 9 months her left leg needed amputating above the knee, leaving her confined to a wheelchair and unable to use prosthetics
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Victoria is now the Founder & Chair of Burning Nights CRPS Support charity dedicated to supporting everyone affected by CRPS as well as raising awareness.