CALGARY- Under a clear blue sky, four-year-old Ben Nedjelski runs happily from slide to swing to teeter totter. His enthusiasm is as easy to spot as the bandage on his arm.
“He has had lymphedema since birth,” Ben’s mom Katie explains. “In the hospital, we noticed his one arm was bigger than the other.”
A healthy lymphatic system circulates fluid throughout the body but with lymphedema that system doesn’t work properly. Fluid pools in arms or legs, causing the limb to swell well beyond its normal size.