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Miranda Tripp holds the Difficult Day Box she assembled at the Mayo Pain Rehabilitation Center. (Beth Rickers/Daily Globe)

Pain relief: Young woman finds help for chronic condition

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Today, Miranda Tripp is a bubbly young woman with a big smile and bright future ahead of her.

But not too long ago, Miranda’s day-to-day life was clouded by despair, her smile dimmed by cries of anguish, and her ability to function normally stifled by constant visits to the emergency room.


Miranda was in pain, and no one seemed to know what caused it.

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Beth Rickers
Beth Rickers is the veteran in the newspaper staff with 25 years as the Daily Globe's Features Editor. Interests include cooking, traveling and beer tasting and making with her home-brewing husband, Bryan. She writes an Area Voices blog called Lagniappe, which is a Creole term that means "a little something extra." It can be found at  
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