Living with Lymphangiomatosis & Gorham’s Disease

National Organization for Rare Disorders to Honor LGDA Patient and Mother

NORD to Present Awards at “Portraits of Courage” Celebration, May 8, 2014, in Washington DC Rare disease patients, patient advocates, two members of Congress and companies that have brought novel new therapies to patients will be honored at the “Portraits of Courage Celebration” of the National Organization for Rare Disorders ...
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ATS-PAR Meet the Expert – San Diego

If you're in the San Diego area Saturday, May 17, 2014, make plans to stop by the International Conference of the American Thoracic Society and visit with representatives of the Lymphangiomatosis & Gorham's Disease Alliance at its booth on PAR Row. This year’s event will focus on “Living Your Best Life with ...
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Celebration of Robin Brown

Five years ago I thought I was fighting an orphan disease on my own. Then I found an internet page about a little boy named Marcus that had passed away from the disease known as lymphangiomatosis. Then Marcus’s website led me to a website a couple years later that would ...
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LGDA Intercedes to find help for Child in South America

In early April 2013 the Lymphangiomatosis & Gorham's Disease Alliance (LGDA) was contacted by Dr. Mishy Lesser, a Boston-based educator, seeking assistance for a child in the Amazon jungle region of Ecuador. Dr. Lesser had just received an urgent plea for help from a former student, Ladio Dominguez, who resides in ...
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Diffuse Pulmonary Lymphangiomatosis Clinics

A Partnership with LAM One of the most difficult manifestations of lymphangiomatosis and Gorham’s disease to diagnose and manage is diffuse pulmonary lymphangiomatosis (DPL).  This manifestation involves the lymphatic system throughout the patient’s chest and has numerous clinical presentations.  DPL often is a slowly progressing lung disease that can lead ...
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LGDA 5th Anniversary

The Lymphangiomatosis & Gorham's Disease Alliance is pleased to commemorate the recent 5th-Year milestone of its founding by Jana K. Sheets. Jana had a dream in two parts: one, to build an organization of people who would support one another in their journeys with lymphangiomatosis and Gorham's disease; and, two, ...
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