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Lymph Notes Scholarship – National Lymphedema Network

Lymphedema patients NEED properly trained patient oriented, professional therapists in Kitsap County!  

Dr. Melissa Mercogliano of The Center for Orthopedic and Lymphatic Physical Therapy, in Port Orchard, is the person who helped us a few years ago and taught my husband and me how to properly wrap my legs.  She is a fountain of patient information and goes out of her way to inform and educate.

Now…a Lymphedema Scholarship is available!  .  The need is great.  So – those interested – please apply!

Lymph Notes Scholarship – March 27, 2013

The National Lymphedema Network is proud to announce the establishment of the Lymph Notes Scholarship.

In the United States, access to treatment is still a critical factor for many lymphedema patients. Outside of major metropolitan areas, finding adequate treatment continues to be a major obstacle to care.

To help address the need for increases access to care, this annual scholarship, generously provided in honor of Lymph Notes, will cover up to $1,000 tuition for a healthcare professional to obtain specialty lymphedema training and certification.

Applicants are invited to submit an application online at:  

The deadline for applications is July 15, 2013.   Questions regarding this scholarship program should be directed to the NLN office at 415-908-3681 or”

Thanks for listening… Sharon O’Hara <>

3 thoughts on “Lymph Notes Scholarship – National Lymphedema Network

  1. Hello,
    I am a Massage Therapist of 20+ years, I have been an instructor at Massage colleges and love the science/art of Massage. I am interested in training more in Manual Lymphatic Drainage with the purpose of teaching it! I am consistently amazed at the results of MLD in my practice and as an aging therapist want to do more of it, teach it and get the word out of its effectiveness…
    Are you still offering scholarships? Are they limited to therapists in the immediate area?
    I will be enrolling in one of the Lymphedema schools by the end of the year one way or another!! Looking for scholarships, assistance in any way.

    1. I’m thrilled to know of your interest in lymph massage – please contact the number in my article for more information.
      I know it works because Melissa taught me how to use it on myself.
      Please keep us posted – Lymphedema therapists are desperately needed in our area.
      Melissa is a good contact person for more information too.
      Thanks for the good news of your interest in Lymphedema!

  2. Wow! This could be one particular of the most helpful blogs We’ve ever arrive across on this subject. Basically Fantastic. I’m also a specialist in this topic therefore I can understand your effort.

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