Category Archives: Awareness

Birthday Party Raises $5000

On July 29, 2018, the family of Adrian Santos hosted its second party to celebrate his 4th birthday and raise awareness about kaposiform lymphangiomatosis (KLA) and money for the LGDA to support research efforts. Once again, Adrian’s great aunt Linda Sutherland organized the event. Activities for the kids included face painting, animal balloons, crafts, and a Mad Scientist demonstration. Cleveland

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Finding Help and Support

Finding the LGDA was a lifeline for Tracy and her family ‘Feeling that you belong somewhere – helps.  Knowing that you can talk to someone that understands – helps.  Being able to share your experiences so others can learn from it – helps.  So why is it still the case that after being diagnosed with a rare disease you are

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LGDA Represented at Rare Diseases Day 2018

On February 24, 2018, Texas Children’s Hospital hosted an event at The Health Museum in Houston, raising awareness for rare diseases in observance of the upcoming Rare Disease Day. The LGDA was one of 35 rare disease advocacy organizations represented at the event. Medical Director of the Vascular Anomaly Center at TCH, Dr Ionela Iacobas, hosted the exhibit for vascular

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#LGDAwareness Day 2017

In May 2017, the LGDA and its counterparts in the UK and Europe conducted a weeklong campaign dedicated to raising awareness about GLA/lymphangiomatosis, Gorham-Stout disease, and KLA, which concluded with the very first #LGDAwareness Day on May 26, 2017. The theme for the week was “5 Words on Being Rare.” We asked patients, their families, and volunteers to select 5

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Supporting the Mission

All over the world, Warriors and the people who care about them make great efforts through fundraisers and awareness events to support the LGDA’s mission. Generalized lymphatic anomaly (GLA, also known as lymphangiomatosis), kaposiform lymphangiomatosis, Gorham-Stout disease (GSD), central conducting lymphatic anomaly (CCLA), and the other rare lymphatic anomalies are truly orphan diseases. Unlike some more common diseases of the

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#LGDAwarenessDay Event in the Netherlands

On May 26, 2017, the Van der Velden family hosted their first #LGDAwarenessDay at their home in Dordrecht, the Netherlands; fifteen-year-old Ella van der Velden has lymphangiomatosis. To raise awareness for this disease and Gorham-Stout disease (GSD), the family invited people by social media, email and the local newspaper to visit from 1-6pm. The family spoke with visitors at a

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