"For my Silver Award Project I did my project on helping people with Lymphedema and the Lymphatic system. I also designed a sleeve for Lymphedema patients. The reason why I chose to do this project was because my mother had cancer and now wears a Lymphedema sleeve to prevent Lymphedema. I didn’t know much about how her sleeve and how Lymphedema and the Lymphatic system works so I decided to do some research. From there I worked with doctors, lawyers, and physical therapists to create a pamphlet about Lymphedema and the Lymphatic system to give to patients to learn about Lymphedema and about the Lymphatic system. I also designed a sleeve to help prevent Lymphedema and for those that have it a way to make sure that the flow in the affected area is good and to prevent it from getting worse."
-Sydney Murphy, Troop 70225