Overcoming 20 Debulking Surgeries As a Kid

As many of you are aware, I am the Admin for The Lymphedema Running & Fitness Club.  From time to time, someone will share a body transformation milestone in that group that will grab my attention. When I contacted Megan about sharing her story, I never dreamed that she would send me an email where […]

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A Twinkle In Her Eye

Ever struggle with self-esteem and body image issues? Living with lymphedema has both physical and psychological impacts. Read on for Mary’s story on how she lives with full body systemic LE as the result of hypothermia. The endocrine issue that caused the hypothermia five years ago for her is called Idiopathic Hypothalamic disorder. It would […]

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Back On The Mound Again

Chrissy Hilcken-Kempner’s story is one of the emotional healing and absolute strength of a former collegiate Division I softball player who finished her college athlete program against all odds. Like many in the community, her lymphedema journey occurred during a critical period in her life as she transitioned from adolescence into adulthood.  The following blog […]

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Happy Birthday in Heaven to Daddy 

On November 4th we celebrated Happy Birthday in Heaven to my Daddy, Pete! 🎉🎁🎈🎂  This group, the blog, The Lymphedema Running Club, and my passion for advocacy and awareness were all inspired by and encouraged by him. It was all created in his honor in September 2015.  He had LE from 1974-2016. If you have […]

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Lymphie Sisters

On Wednesday November 9th, I met the most amazing woman and fellow Lymphie, Ranell Ross Oberlies and her husband Karl. Ranell first fought cancer in 1987, and she was back in Houston this week for her checkup.  It was our first time meeting after a year of online friendship, and I instantly felt like we […]

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Beyond Limits: Endless Possibilites – Gisele

Gisele DeVarennes Aubé’s story is a testament to the strength and will of the human spirit. The following blog post was written by her and shared as a member of The Lymphedema Running Club for which I am an admin of on Facebook. She gave me permission to post it on this blog. I hope […]

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Living Life to the Fullest- Tina

Lymphie Strong Inspiration Group member, Tina Morrison Ciner, recently chaperoned a Relay For Life event. Tina has secondary LE in her arm.  She shared her experience as follows: Hey, I just chaperoned a Relay for Life event! I was there from 4:00 pm to 12:45 a.m. It was really cold & we walked laps to […]

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Living Life to the Fullest – Josh

Yoga is probably one of the most universal forms of exercise and has proven to be very beneficial for many people with Lymphedema.  Yoga in the park? You’ve seen it done in movies, and I’m sure on several yoga DVDs. Heck, it’s on my own personal bucket list. Well, this dude does it, Lymphedema dude Joshua.  […]

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Living Life to the Fullest – Jennifer

Resuming the segment of the blog that features everyday Lymphies defeating the odds, the next post is about Jennifer from Zürich, Switzerland. Lymphedema affects people worldwide, and it is great to get an international perspective.  Here is Jennifer’s story in her own words: “I am 26 years old and my LE was diagnosed when I […]

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