Chair, Washington DC/Virginia
Lindsay was a Division 1 Collegiate Field hockey player for Northeastern University. After her NCAA career, she joined the rugby team. During this time was when she discovered her right leg starting to swell. After six months of trying to figure out what was wrong, the doctors discovered a tumor in her right groin. In 2014, she went in for a simple biopsy, but the surgeons had no choice but to remove the whole tumor that was wrapped around her lymph nodes. Unfortunately, her leg never returned to normal size and she developed secondary lymphedema (LE) immediately after. In 2015, Lindsay sought out physical therapy treatment and became diligent in taking care of her leg. In 2017, she received a lymph venous bypass and continues to find new ways to improve her quality of life. That is when she discovered LE&RN and found the missing link to a full LE treatment. As we all know, LE isn’t just a physical disease, but also an emotional one.