The Urgent Need for Lymphedema Advocacy with William Repicci
William Repicci explains why recognition of diseases such as lymphedema and lipedema is vital to creating change in government, the medical community, and society. He tells us that lymphedema is often framed as a “negative side effect” of cancer treatment, but that in reality, lymphedema dramatically impacts many women’s quality of life and is not given the attention it deserves in study and research in the medical world. William speaks about the Lymphatic Education & Research Network’s three-pronged approach of research, education, and advocacy, and encourages people to raise their voices to local legislators. William Repicci is Executive Director of the Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN) whose mission is to fight lymphatic disease and lymphedema through education, research and advocacy.
Let us fill our hearts with our own compassion - towards ourselves and towards all living beings.
Thich Nhat Hanh