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Lea is in 'That's Life' magazine
Leanne Snowball July 2012
Our very own Lea Snowball took a deep breath and shared her story of Lipoedema and her constant question of 'Am I just fat?'.
Lea's story is similar to many lipoedema sufferers in that from when it first started at puberty she had to battle with her weight and people believing she was secretly overeating, including family and friends. Lea's breaking point came when she could no longer stand the pain and asked for advice, from a friendly doctor at the hospital where she works as a midwife. The doctor had knowledge of Lipoedema and pointed her in the right direction. Unfortunatly for Lea it had gone undiagnosed for too long and had damaged her lymph system. Lea hopes by speaking out to raise awareness of our condition she can reach others as the earlier its diagnosed, the better.
Cara features in 'Chat' magazine
Cara Jones June 2012
Welsh Lipoedema lady Cara bravely went to print with her story of Lipoedema 'I hate my tree trunk legs!' with the wish to educate,and hopefully prevent others going through what she had.
Cara had almost given up hope of ever finding out what was wrong with her and what was causing so much pain until sympathising medics sent her to Parkside hospital in Wimbledon, here they diagnosed Lipoedema.
Cara tried the usual treatments of MLD and bandaging but it did not work. She set about finding other treatments and investigated the option of liposuction thoroughly, then finally talking to members on our site that had themselves had the operations, made Cara's mind up..she was going for it.
Cara is a founder of LUST (Lipoedema Uk Support Trust) and is fighting to get Lipoedema on the medical map.
Should you hear of any media news regarding Lipoedema, please do let us know.
Tatjana appears in 'Vriendin' Dutch Magazine
Tatjana van der Krabben August 2012
“Mensen denken dat ik de hele dag door taart eet”
Tatjana (39) is getrouwd met Rob, moeder van Aiden (7) en Caitlin (2) en kampt al jaren met plaatselijke vetophopingen op haar benen. Daardoor heeft ze elke dag pijn en veel moeite met lopen. En ravotten met haar kinderen zit er bijna niet in... English Translation is on the way x
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Isobel MacEwans (AKA COOK MACEWAN)in Daily Record
Isobel MacEwan Dec 2012
After years of dieting and considerable knowledge of food, why was Isobel's body not doing what it should be?
Joanne Bird takes flight in The Birmingham Mail
Joanne Bird November 2012
After trying to use photos of someone else's legs Jo Bird flapped away her insecurities to raise awareness of Lipoedema.
"Many sufferers who are part of the group have similar stories when it comes to diagnosis- they have struggled for yeas to find out what was wrong with them."