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.
Victoria is now the Founder & Chair of Burning Nights CRPS Support charity dedicated to supporting everyone affected by CRPS as well as raising awareness.
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 14 year nightmare into a positive by founding a UK charity, Burning Nights CRPS Support, to raise awareness and supporting all those affected by CRPS.
Public Theatre 2, 14:45 - 15:15, Thursday 26th