Our Philosophy


According to Chaos Theory, The Butterfly Effect attributes the power of a hurricane in China to a butterfly flapping its wings in New Mexico. It may take a very long time, but the connection is real. If the butterfly had not flapped its wings at just the right point in space and time, the hurricane would not have happened. In other words, small changes in the initial conditions lead to drastic changes in the results. Our lives are an ongoing demonstration of this principle.  - Fractal Foundation

The National Lymphedema Network’s philosophy is that there is no action too small to create a ripple effect of SIGNIFICANT, positive, and extraordinary change.

The NLN offers several programs to do our part in being an agent of greatness.

Marilyn Westbrook Garment Fund

Lymphedema Leadership Program

Families Against Lymphedema

Thriving with Lymphedema

Thank you for being extraordinary with us!