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People: Nothing routine about this Mt Eliza student (Elise Robinson)

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Nothing routine about this Mt Eliza student

12 May 08 @ 10:01am by Heidi Bergmeier

Nothing routine about this Mt Eliza student

Nothing routine about this Mt Eliza student

THE “no pain, no gain” adage doesn’t quite cut it when describing the odds that Elise Robinson has beaten to seal a spot in the interschool state aerobic finals on May 31.

The year 12 Mt Eliza Secondary College student, who suffers from the debilitating neurological syndrome reflex sympathetic dystrophy, accomplished mission impossible when she fought extreme pain and asthma to take out second place of the senior female singles state preliminary finals in Moorabbin on May 4.

The star student with an A-grade average said she was called to the stage at 8.45pm, a time when the syndrome usually forced her into bed.

“I can’t believe that living with what I have you can do it,” Elise said. “Determination will get you there. If you use all of your resources around you, you can get there.”

Elise acquired RSD during surgery to repair ankle ligaments in 2005.

RSD is characterised by burning pain, pathological changes in bone and skin, excessive sweating, tissue swelling and extreme sensitivity to touch.

Details: http://www.ozrsd.org.

Click here for the original article online.

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