Our Little Lymphedema Warriors
These children are the inspiration for Brylan's Feat Foundation
Cora is 2 years old and suffers from primary lymphedema in both arms, hands, and her entire lower body. Her parents have tried everything to manage Cora's painful swelling. Unfortunately, non-invasive treatment has not worked for Cora and she is in need of life changing surgery. Brylan's Feat Foundation was able to provide financial assistance in getting Cora surgical treatment in Germany.
Tristan suffers from primary lymphedema that affects his left hand, left arm, left leg, and right foot. He has already had two previous lymph node transfer surgeries that dramatically helped the pain and swelling. He is now in need of a third surgery. Brylan's Feat Foundation is honored to be able to help Tristan continue his journey of surgical lymphedema treatment by providing financial assistance.
Ritej has been diagnosed with lymphedema in both of her legs and feet. She lives in Tunisia and as far as her parents and doctor know, she is the only case in the country. Because of this, there are virtually no resources for her to receive treatment. Ritej is in need of continual compression therapy and Brylan's Feat Foundation assisted Ritej by providing medically necessary compression bandages.
Dreshawn is almost 3 years old and has been diagnosed with primary lymphedema in his hand. He is one of six children in his family and is the only one suffering from lymphedema. It is amazing that he has learned to smile through the pain that his swelling causes him on a daily basis. Brylan's Feat Foundation is helping Dreshawn get the treatment needed by providing him with items for compression therapy.
Isla, grace, and hope
Isla, Grace, and Hope are sisters from Arizona who all suffer from primary lymphedema in each of their feet and legs. They do not have any family history of the disease or a rare disease associated with lymphedema. Brylan's Feat Foundation is providing treatment for all three girls with compression bandages.
Camila is 2 years old and lives in Peru. She was diagnosed with lymphedema in her left arm at 8 months old. Unfortunately, there are no knowledgeable lymphedema doctors where she lives. Due to a lack of a treatment plan, Camila’s swelling has continued to get worse. Brylan’s Feat Foundation is sending Camila compression bandages to reduce her swelling and we will continue to try to find her additional treatment options.
Hannah is 4 years old and was diagnosed with Tuner Syndrome at 13 weeks gestation. Her lymphedema is a symptom of TS and was present at birth in both her legs and feet. Hannah has been prescribed customized compression garments and Brylan’s Feat Foundation has covered the cost of this treatment to help Hannah manage her swelling.
Tanner is 18 months old and was diagnosed with lymphedema when he was 9 months. His swelling was noticed in one hand at 6 months and then by 12 months it showed in both. Tanner has tried lymphatic massage and wrapping, but his skin became irritated and began to blister. He was then prescribed customized compression garments for his arms and hands, but his insurance would not cover them. Brylan’s Feat Foundation is helping Tanner manage his lymphedema by providing him with customized garments.