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Davis woman wins neuropathy association honor

By From page A4 | May 10, 2013

The Davis Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group will observe National Peripheral Neuropathy Awareness Week (May 13-17) at its regular meeting from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St.

The guest speaker will be Bev Anderson, founder and president of the nonprofit Pacific Chapter of the Neuropathy Association. Anderson guided her first PN group in Auburn, eventually creating and mentoring more than 60 support groups in Northern California, southern Oregon and the Reno/Sparks area of Nevada.

A peripheral neuropathy sufferer herself, Anderson is knowledgeable and is open to questions concerning current possibilities for diagnosis and medication.

A meeting highlight will be her presentation of the PCNA’s “Leader of the Year” award to Mary Sprifke, who guides the Davis meetings and produces a newsletter about this puzzling and painful disease for 230 people. Peripheral neuropathy is characterized by numbness, tingling and burning or loss of feeling in feet, legs or hands.

For more information, call Retta Gilbert at 530-747-0186.

Enterprise staff

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