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March Community Meeting addresses coping with Chronic Disease

posted Mar 31, 2019, 12:33 PM by Bobby Clark   [ updated Apr 1, 2019, 8:28 AM ]

Greenville, South Carolina -As a part of Upstate Monarchs' Lymphedema Awareness month, we had a great fellowship in our community meeting as we heard from inspiring speakers talk about dealing with lymphedema & other chronic illness.

The Meeting was held on March 12, from 5:30 PM to 7 PM at the St. Francis Millenium Coummity Center and was attended by 20 members. Dinner was provided by Bon Secours St. Francis. Our topic was "Living with Chronic Illness and Lymphedema Self-Care,".

Speakers were Jennifer Massey, MSW, LISW-CP.  She works with a group called "Warriors for Wellness."  In this group, participants gain support and skills to care for their body, mind, and spirit.  Our other speaker was Rebecca Messmann, who is the daughter of and caregiver to a Monarch member, Peggy Snyder.  She presented real-life strategies for living with lymphedema and the preparation she does to ease the stress of emergency situations.

Thanks to Rebecca, Peggy, and Jennifer of Spring Mill Ministries for sharing their wonderful message of coping.