The Lymphedema Treatment Act is a federal bill that will improve insurance coverage for the medically necessary, doctor-prescribed compression supplies that are the cornerstone of lymphedema treatment.
To learn more about this legistation and the ways in which you can support its passage, please visit lymphedematreatmentact.org This is a patient-driven, grassroots effort and our success depends on people just like you getting involved?
We would like thank all who gave to the LLN through Georgia Gives Day. Although the annual Georgia Gives Day is in November of every year, you can give here on our website directly. We appreciate everyone’s support of the Lighthouse Lymphedema Network.
When Joan White was diagnosed with Lymphedema back in the 1980’s, she had no one to turn to for help. She was faced with a debilitating illness that was progressively worsening, and there were no medical professionals available who could offer any assistance.
Out of Joan’s personal struggle was born The Lighthouse Lymphedema Network. She founded this nonprofit organization in 1993 with the mission to increase awareness and general knowledge of the condition known as Lymphedema so that others would not have to battle as she did to find assistance. Since this time, through the tireless efforts of volunteers, the LLN has continued to grow and gain recognition while educating and assisting patients, families, caregivers, the medical community, insurance companies, and other Lymphedema support groups.
We sincerely thank Brandon Dixon, PhD, Associate Professor and Woodruff Faculty Fellow, George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Parker H. Petit Institute for BioEngineering and BioScience, Georgia Institute of Technology and his grad students for hosting an extremely informative program on the research being done on lymphatic disease.
Alexandra Ataalis, Febrice Bernard, Matthew Cribb, Yarelis Gonzalez-Vargas, Yanina Kuzminich, Lauren Libman, Ria Michalaki, Anish Mukherjee, Likhit Nayak, Zhanna Zeplyushchikn, Lauren Sedtito, Kim To, Ki Taw Wolf