Hey, everyone! I’ve got super exciting news to share with you, but I’m going to need your help to make it happen. I’ve decided to start a project – The Faces of Lymphedema Project – that will become a new feature on the site. I want to create a page that shows all of us celebrating our lives and not letting our medical condition get in the way of doing the things that we love. The most exciting part is that it will feature the real faces of lymphedema – all of you!!

I need my lovely lymphie readers to help make this happen by sending in some submissions for the page. Here’s what I would like from you:

Too often we get so caught up in our lymphedema that we forget that there are so, so many other great things about our lives. We are more than this disease. We are more than our compression garments, and our embarrassment, and our discomfort. We are beautiful people who lead beautiful lives, so why not celebrate?!

Obviously, there is no pressure to share. If you would like to send text but no picture, that’s perfectly fine! Please share as much as you feel comfortable. Once I collect enough, I’ll launch the page – but I will continue to accept more submissions whenever they come in :)

I look forward to hearing from you!

xoxo Alexa

Update: the “Faces” project has been closed, but you can still contact me if you would like to share your story on the Lymphie Life blog!