Ninjas Fighting Lymphedema Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 founded by a lymphedema patient and spokesperson Amy Rivera. Amy was born with primary lymphedema but was misdiagnosed for over 30 years, leaving her disabled and isolated. She truly thought she was the only one who was suffering in silence. Amy realized that this community needed a voice and she established this foundation with clear goals in mind.
NFLF is committed to helping patients, schools, hospitals, other nonprofits, and entire communities to better understand the lymphedema epidemic and how they can take a more active role in creating awareness.
"I don't feel alone anymore" - Ashley
Our Mission is to educate our lymphatic community and medical professionals concerning the importance of early diagnosis, compliance, and resources needed to reduce the medical costs epidemic. We focus on a proactive approach, in combination with our compliance programs and partnerships, we will provide the resources necessary to promote a healthy lymphatic lifestyle and reduce the financial burden of lymphedema.
Our Vision: To bring awareness about the prevalence and devastating effects of lymphedema in our communities and inspire patients to stay compliant with treatments offered. Our goal is to promote and create a lifestyle that focuses on living a positive life with lymphedema.