First time I talked to Sherly, she told me that she had once been a teacher but hasn't been able to work FT in decades. She has had Lymphedema since in the early 90s. She has difficulty fulfilling her life, difficulty in transportation. She has no way of getting a compression garment (which can cost $500) without having to choose between a garment or paying rent because her income is just that stressed already. Complicated by tumors (one removed and another that needs to removed). She has written her Represenative but hasn't had a response just yet. Hopefully, he'll get on board with the Lymphedema Treatment Act which will authorize Medicare to pay for the garment that helps to keep the lymphedema from getting worse, which causes so many other dominoing issues (like mobility, possible MS, and other diseases that stem from the damaged lymphatic systerm.
In Texas, we have 3 co-sponsors for the Lymphedema Treatment Act, and we have many more to go. There are 4 bipartisan leads and 99 co-sponsors of the Lymphedemat Treatment Act across the United States. We really need about 200 co-sponsors for this bill to be passed in the House. We need your support to help the many Sheryl's out there with similar stories. Please go to the http://lymphedematreatmentact.org website to sign up being a Team Member in your State and go to the "How You Can Help" and send your legislators personalize letters.
Listen to the show that we had on November 20th as well for some other call to actions that you can do to help.
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