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Living with RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) Guest: Mackenzie Bearup

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Six yrs ago Mackenzie Bearup was diagnosed with RSD/CRPS.When she first injured she spent many months in bed in great pain,the only way she found to get her mind off her pain was to escape into a great book.It was during this time that her doctor told her about Murphy Harpst, a residential treatment center for some of our countries most abused children. Mackenzie thought about how reading helped her get her mind off her pain, and hoped that books could do the same thing for these children, She gathered up her books she no longer needed and asked friends and neighbors if they had books to donate. She collected and donated over 10,000 books to Murphy Harpst,She contacted homeless shelters to see if they were interested.They certainly were. Today, Mackenzie has collected over 44,000 books and provided libraries in homeless shelters in 6 states; GA, Il, MS, TN,SC and KY.Mackenzie has recently started a non-profit organization; Sheltering Books, Inc.