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Lymphedema Treatment Act update


     For those of you who have not yet been to the new Lymphedema Treatment Act website I encourage you to check it out and to also visit the new  Blog, Twitter and Facebook pages for the bill.  For future reference, icons linking to those accounts can be found in the lower right hand corner on the footer of the website.
    I know many are wondering how much longer until our bill is reintroduced and my best guess is that it will likely occur by late May.  There is nothing we can do to hasten this process and I would like to again remind you to wait until such time before contacting your Representative and Senators, via the new website or on your own.
    As soon as reintroduction occurs we will begin to plan for this year’s trip to DC, which will likely take place in early fall.  You can read about last year’s trip on the Join us in DC page of the website, and detailed information for 2011 will be posted there as soon as the logistics can be arranged.
    And lastly, for those of you who have been following the TwizBots – the 6thgrade Lego team who selected lymphedema for this year’s Biomedical Engineering Challenge – I am thrilled to tell you they have been selected to attend this year’s national competition!  You can read all about their LymphESocc invention and how they are helping to promote the Lymphedema Treatment Act by visiting their website at
    As always, don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions by simply replying to this message or emailing me at any time.
    Heather Ferguson