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Colorado Springs woman raising awareness on CRPS while competing for INKED Mag cover

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Isabella Telles, is competing to be the next INKED mag cover girl, while raising awareness on rare disease CRPS

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- Isabella Telles of Colorado Springs is hoping to be the next INKED Mag cover girl, but she also hopes she can use the cover spot to bring awareness to a rare disease.

The nationally known INKED Mag is letting the public vote on its next cover star; the winner will also win a cash prize of $25,000. Currently, Telles ranks 5th in the top 15.

After suffering from an accident, Telles developed a rare disease called CRPS. CRPS, also known as chronic regional pain syndrome, is a disease that causes chronic arm or leg pain that usually develops after an injury, surgery, stroke, or heart attack.

When she was diagnosed, she was told she would be bed-bound from 2016-2020. She also almost lost her leg in 2019, but she was able to fight through it and avoided that outcome.

Telles says if she wins, she hopes to bring awareness to the rare disease. She also looks to use the money to pay for her treatments, and donate some of the money for research and finding a cure.

For more on how you can vote: You can vote here.

Colorado Springs / Local News

Jasmine Arenas



  1. Why would she promote such a violent street gang like them?
    What about the BLOODS? Just as dangerous!

    1. It took me a minute to get what you were saying. I see it now. That is funny.
      (this in no way is diminishing the respect the disease needs or undermining the article, I just got a good laugh)
      Chronic pain is no joke. It is hard to diagnose vs addicts who just want drugs. I am glad they are out there bringing awareness to this. Check out

  2. Haha. Took me a minute. CRPS vs. BLDS. Seriously though, I have two people close to me who are dealing with CRPS and it’s no joke. Imag be being at a 9 or 10 pain level 24/7…ugh.

  3. Thanks so much for highlighting Isabella and bringing awareness to CRPS. I have the condition as well. Just a minor correction, it stands for “complex regional pain syndrome.” It used to be called RSD (reflexive sympathetic dystrophy). They really need to work on coming up with a better name. At any rate, it’s fantastic you wrote and published this article and I wish Isabella the best of luck!

  4. Correction: CRPS is COMPLEX Regional Pain Syndrome, not chronic Regional pain syndrome.
    It was previously known as RSD, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

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