Welcome to the Special Edition of Lymph e-Channel
Dear friends of the NLN,
On Saturday, July 29th, Deborah Cordner our Lymphedema patient extraordinaire will be competing among the best to be crowned the "World's Fittest Person" at the CrossFit World Championship. No doubt, Deborah has overcome a long and arduous journey to reach this point. With the date fast approaching, Deborah has been training for many hours a day and getting stronger each day.
The NLN staff and lymphedema patients from around the country have already sent her our best wishes and support. We all want her to do her best! As a professional athlete, Deborah's goals are not only to win next week's competition but also to send a message that "life goes on with lymphedema". As a member of the lymphedema community, Deborah shows us that we can continue to live and even thrive in the face of adversity.
Deborah has chosen to support the Marilyn Westbrook Garment Fund (MWGF) as her charity of choice in her journey to the top. Together with Deborah, we can continue to make a difference in the lives of other patients. Pledge your support to Deborah by making a contribution to the MWGF today.
You can follow her progress at http://games.crossfit.com/ and read more from Deborah at http://games.crossfit.com/features/telling-her-story-deborah-cordner .
We thank you for your support and good luck Deborah! The lymphedema community at large is rooting for you!
Saskia RJ Thiadens, RN
Executive Director, NLN