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Getting back into it…

February 22, 2017

It’s been a while since I really posted anything new. After our last fundraiser and video, things got hectic with moving. We also lost my brother last year to a heroin overdose, so it was difficult concentrating for a while. But I’m feeling like I need and want to do more to bring more attention to lymphedema. With the encouragement of the Lymphatic Education & Research Network, of which I am NY Chapter secretary, I sent a letter to my village, town, and county lawmakers asking that they designate March 6, 2017, as World Lymphedema Day, and much to my delight, the Town of Tonawanda, N.Y., and Erie County, N.Y., have agreed! I’m very excited by this because this will spread awareness of lymphedema. I also wrote a letter to the editor and sent it to about 20 different WNY newspapers, and it’s wonderful to see that several publications have run it already! If one more person is helped by any of this, I’m so happy!

Some links to what I’ve been up to:

http://www.kentonbee.com/news/2017-02-15/Letters_to_the_Editor/Lymphedema_Day_brings_attention_to_lymphatic_disea.html

http://www.thedailynewsonline.com/bdn06/world-lymphedema-day-spotlights-diseases-20170216

http://www.allwnynews.com/2017/02/guest-view-world-lymphedema-day.html

http://lymphaticnetwork.org/news-events/tonawanda-new-york-world-lymphedema-day

 

 

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