Elaine asked us below to finish her work and see that the LTA is passed into law and that is just what we intend to do! Thanks to her “April Magic” campaign we have been able to retain a top notch team of professional lobbyists to supplement our grassroots effort, which she was able to help select before her passing, but we need your continued support to keep them on until the bill gets across the finish line. Reaching her goal of $60,000 will give us the funds needed to retain our lobbying team until the end of 2019. Any additional funds will help carry us into the next year. For those who may not have seen it, Elaine’s obituary can be read here. Her spirit lives on in the many, many lives she touched. Thank you for your help in carrying on Elaine’s legacy and ensuring that lymphedema patients will finally have insurance coverage for their vital compression garments and supplies!
Elaine's inspirational words:
You know my tenacity and drive to overcome obstacles, even larger ones than this cedar log! My heath has now thrown up a new, formidable obstacle. I am now in hospice care. So I come to you for help finishing my work for the LTA.
I feel lucky as I lived and thrived for 20 years past bilateral lobular breast cancer, including 3 years with tendrils of metastatic breast cancer constricting my small bowel, which sadly has become complete blocked, so I must say farewell. Please help carry on my mission.
I need your help to finish this job. Thanks to the new matching funds for your gift, I am raising my goal and ask you to help me raise $60,000 during these new days of APRIL MAGIC. My drive will go through April with a new goal to enable us to hire skilled lobbying firms to bolster our grassroots advocacy! Help me reach this lofty goal by clicking the donate button.
For 20 years I've managed lymphedema in both arms, worn compression garments day & night to keep at bay the chronic swelling. Daniel has helped with daily manual lymph drainage. Others aren't so fortunate.
Your hearts would break if you could meet the many thousands of patients I know who suffer progressive disease after being denied coverage by Medicare for this "standard of care" treatment.
I'm coming to you on their behalf, and I invite you to join me with your support in any amount you can manage.
I've been working for 8 years with a great team of dedicated volunteer advocates from the nation, my native MT and especially my WA state. See many of my pals and our WA and MT Congress members in this sample of photos. We have been striving to pass the LTA to obtain Medicare coverage for doctor-prescribed compression garments. In the last Congress, we grew massive bipartisan, bicameral support from 451 Members and now are in a position to get Leaders to push the LTA over the finish line in this 116th Congress.
DONATIONS OF ANY AMOUNT ARE GRATEFULLY RECEIVED!
If you prefer to donate via check: Write checks to "Lymphedema Advocacy Group" (Put Elaine on note line)
Mail to PO Box 1682, Carrboro, NC 27510
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!.
Contributions or gifts to the Lymphedema Advocacy Group are not tax deductible. As a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization, the Lymphedema Advocacy Group engages in lobbying activity, in keeping with its mission, for passage of the Lymphedema Treatment Act.