There is nothing joyful about having lymphedema, but today there is reason to be glad. Why? Because today is National Lymphedema Awareness Day.
And now it’s official here in New York thanks to the dedicated team from the Lymphatic Education and Research Network (LE&RN). LE&RN’s staff traveled to the state legislature in Albany this morning to be on hand as two resolutions were read: one to honor Connor Looby as LE&RN’s Youth Ambassador and another to recognize March 6 as Lymphedema Awareness Day in New York.
Since more people in the U.S. suffer from lymphedema than multiple sclerosis, AIDS, muscular dystrophy and Parkinson’s disease combined, it’s about time we got a day. Maybe we should have asked for a month! Continue reading “Happy Lymphedema Awareness Day”