Lymphedema often goes untreated. Recently we were updated on the experience one of our clients had. He had given up on life, felt he was a burden to his family, and asked to enter a nursing home. His legs were described as those we see in photographs and described as elephantiasis. He was bedridden, completely immobile and dependent upon others.
Because of donations through a private citizen and a local Rotary Club, Project MEND was able to provide this client with fitted compression garments. His reduction has been amazing as he lost over 14 inches in circumference per leg, can walk, dress, and most recently drove a car to take his wife to dinner for the first time in many years. His story is not unique. There are many people in San Antonio, in the shadows of society, lost in a medical/insurance system that does little to help people like him.
Thank you, donors, for making this life-changer possible.
** picture is an example of lymphedema and not an actual picture of our client's legs.