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MarieApodaca

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Review for Lymphatic Education & Research Network, New York, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I came to know the word Lymphedema 9 years ago. I had been dealing with horrible bouts of infections on my legs and even cellulitis multiple times. When I tried to speak with doctors and other medical professionals about my legs, all they could do was blame it on my weight issues instead of actually taking the time to learn about the disease. It has been such a struggle to not only live with but teach others about this condition. I came across LE&RN earlier this year and it has changed my life. I became a member after reading about all that LE&RN is doing for "Lymphies" like me. I found that Kathy Bates was holding the first annual 5K in California this year, so I knew I had to be apart of it and flew from Colorado just to walk my first 5K and spread awareness for this disease that has been sheltered and swept under the rug for far too long. After years of feeling alone, I finally feel like I have a family who knows what I go through on a daily basis thanks to LE&RN. LE&RN is saving lives!

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