Salme Klaus

First post: Dec 3, 2020
Dear Friends and Family, 

Salme began treatment for CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) at The Spero Clinic in Fayetteville, Arkansas on October 27, 2020.  She will be receiving full day treatments 4 days a week for 10 to 14 weeks.  For information on how you can support Salme, please visit
What happened:  Salme broke her middle toe and damaged a nerve in her foot while we were vacationing in Napa and celebrating our two-year wedding anniversary on July 21, 2020.  While the bone healed, the nerve did not.  In fact, the nerve damage intensified resulting in a systemic nervous system condition called CRPS.  After trying several treatments in Orange County with no success, she decided to go to The Spero Clinic because it is the only holistic treatment center devoted to CRPS in the United States.   It is absolutely urgent to get this progressive condition under control early on, which is why we have committed to this extensive treatment.

Salme is receiving full time 24x7 assistance with a live-in caretaker at a home we rented near the clinic.  Her address there is 1111 N. Oakland, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72703.   During this critical recovery time, we ask that you use the CaringBridge site to share your good wishes and encouragement.  We will use the site to update everyone on her progress.  If you would like to send her a card, please use the above address.   Thank you all for your prayers and positive thoughts!   


Ken Dawson, Salme Klaus’ husband.