I really wanted to share this wonderful story of Aoibhe – and thanks to her lovely mum Donna for allowing me to. As part of Lymphoedema Awareness Month in March, Donna told Aiobhe’s story to ‘Mummy Pages’ and it really made me smile.
It can be very hard to find stories about Lymphoedema that are positive and as a parent of a child with Lymphoedema these scary stories can be extremely upsetting. The media in particular always like to take the ‘doom and gloom’ angle in any story because quite frankly they think it makes for a better story.
It was so refreshing to read such a positive account and in Donna’s words, ‘to show that once Lymphoedema is managed, life can be good’. So thanks to Donna and to Mummy Pages as well for telling a different side to the condition.
I whole heartedly agree and this was exactly why I started this blog – to counteract some of the worst case scenario stuff that we felt swamped by in the beginning. Positivity and getting on with life is paramount for us.
Click here to read the article and enjoy!