Co-Chair, Texas Chapter
Angelica is hosting the Texas LE&RN Walk to fight Lyphedema & Lymphatic Diseases on October 10th, in Plano. This is her second Walk in Texas for LE&RN, the first was in 2010. She was diagnosed with primary lymphedema at age 12. After becoming familiar with the disease she soon realized the need for awareness and began advocating for lymphedema patients. For the past decade, Angelica has made it her mission to research simple and strategic ways to manage her disease and then share her knowledge with other patients. During her active journey within the lymphatic community, she found LE&RN and her passion for increasing awareness as well as an innate talent in networking and making positive connections- between patients, support groups, and healthcare resources. Angelica hopes to see you at the Walk! www.lymphwalk.org
Co-Chair, Texas Chapter
Kathryn Krastin has had lymphedema since her auto accident in 2004. The lack of consistent, informed care, the non-payment of much needed garments, and many lymphedema patients becoming agoraphobic has angered her to put her advocacy skills to action. Besides sharing their voices on her radio show, she's founded Lymphedema In The News, Austin Lymphedema Support Group, and is the Texas Team Liaison for the Lymphedema Treatment Act.
Vice Chair, Texas Chapter
Marc is a father of two, Zachary and Sadie, and husband to Holly, residing in The Woodlands, TX. He is a Global Marketing & Communications Manager for Pentair Valves & Controls. Marc is originally from Los Angeles and has been in the graphic design, advertising, and marketing professions for over 20 years. His son Zachary has lymphatic malformation. Both he and Zachary are proud and excited to be involved with LE&RN to promote education and advocacy for lymphatic diseases and birth defects.
Texas Youth Ambassador
Zachary turned 13 in November 2016 and attends Mitchell Intermediate in The Woodlands, TX. Zachary lives with parents Marc and Holly, and younger sister Sadie. Zachary loves baseball and plays catcher. He was born with lymphatic malformation and has endured eight different procedures/surgeries, the last a tongue reduction surgery in July of 2014. His doctor in Houston is Dr. Joseph Edmonds who said, when Zachary was only 17 days old, that he and Zach are “friends for life.”