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Fibromyalgia awareness gets help from Patriots' Dominique Easley

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The Patriots' Dominique Easley is focusing on fibromyalgia awareness and wants to find a cure for this condition. He has revealed that his sister, Destinee, has fibromyalgia and suffers from chronic pain that often prevents her from being able to walk. Easley plans to donate the money from his football camp to fibromyalgia research.


Dominique Easley has shared details about his sister’s health, and the daily struggle she faces with her disorder. Destinee is only 16 years old, but she has been battling fibromyalgia for several years and cannot attend school. Easley's Awareness project explains that doctors initially misdiagnosed his sister with sinus infections. This is a common problem for fibromyalgia patients because it often taken multiple doctors’ appointments to get a proper diagnosis. Destinee suffered from chronic pain, fatigue, headaches, dizziness and depression.

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Dominique Easley’s sister is still fighting fibromyalgia and is currently getting treatment at the Centers for Integrative Medicine and Healing. The Patriots' defensive lineman shares that the treatments focus on natural medicine and include acupuncture. Easley hopes they are able to help Destinee who continues to struggle to get out of bed or walk. The teenager has been forced to use a walker and wheelchair.

The defensive lineman wants to see a cure for fibromyalgia, so he is donating the money from his football camp to research. He also wants to raise funds, so he can help other women who cannot afford fibromyalgia treatments. Easley shares that his sister suffers ongoing pain, and he mentions, “She can't even get out of her bed sometimes. She can't even go to school, she misses school. It's just a chronic pain that she has no explanation for.” He hopes that one day fibromyalgia can become a distant memory for his sister.

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