Cheyenne, Wy

At 14 years old I was at dance practice and noticed my leg was swollen. Knowing that I had not been injured I quickly became concerned. After months of doctors saying it was a sprain from the athletics and dozens of tests later, I finally went out of state to CO Childrens Hospital where they diagnosed me. Teenage embarrassment quickly swept over me and I was beyond embarrassed and hid my swollen leg as much as possible. 14 years later, doctors in my community don’t even know what Lymphedema is and the only explanation I can receive is that my father went under radiation for testicular cancer right before conceiving me and it could have affected me and how I got it.