Middlefield, New York

I was 29 and on my way to a work Christmas party, when I was hit head on in a MVA. After 1 year in the hospital, 16 surgeries, 1 coma, 1 stroke, and teaching myself to walk 5 different times, I thought my struggle was over. Come to find out, it was just the beginning. I was diagnosed with edema, lymphedema, and pachyderma. About once every 2 months my legs will drain about 15-20 pounds of fluid (doctors estimate) over a week-long period. This will be the way it will be for the rest of my life. I pray that reserchers will find a cure some day.