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For those living with Primary, Secondary & Paediatric Lymphoedema Online & in the Community

My Heroes - Fiona Stevenson

Author: Gaynor Leech Founder of L-W-O

Today I want to tell you about one of my heroes. Fiona Stevenson is the Founder of Swimming after Surgery (SAS) that supports women who have had breast cancer and encourages them to go swimming.   Fi  prefers to educate and frequently speaks about overcoming challenges of breast cancer, and disabilities, her website Fiona's Inspirational Talks is full of positivity.. Recently she looked at our ‘Out and about’ web page and made suggestions on what you should look for when planning your journey.  Fi has been a member of L-W-O support group since September 2014.

As part of Telford Health Care Champions, Fiona attended Blood Pressure Training run by Public Health.  The trainers had no idea about lymphoedema and insisted that you could not take blood pressure from a leg. I would have loved to be in the room when Fiona had to show them how to take Blood Pressure from a lower limb.

One of the reasons I love what I do is because of the people I am privileged to meet, there are many people working out in the community making a big difference to peoples lives, Fi is one of them.

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