Gloria first showed signs of lymphedema in 1976, but it was many years before she was diagnosed with the disease. She led an active life - teaching, traveling, walking, bicycling, and having fun with her husband, Lee.
Medical problems and injections in the 1980’s led to foot and leg swelling that never went away, and Gloria lost her battle with lymphedema in 2002.
Lee set up a foundation and yearly walk/ run in memory of Gloria. Part of the proceeds are donated to the Lighthouse Lymphedema Network. You can learn more at www.gwcfoundation.org.