With some 300,000 Australians experiencing lymphoedema at any given time, Mrs Neighbour’s bequest will be used in part to support a clinical trial and the purchase of a new piece of Bio-impedance Spectroscopy equipment (pictured) to measure more accurately lymphoedema in the Lymphoedema Clinical Research Unit, at Flinders University.
The clinical trial will involve the testing of a small portable unit in the home, which will be critical in allowing patients independence to treat themselves when needed. The opportunity to use this unit for 12 weeks will ultimately allow people just like Mrs Neighbour, to better manage their condition.
A founding member and strong supporter of the Lymphoedema Support Group of South Australia, Mrs Neighbour’s condition occurred as a result of cancer treatments. In leaving a bequest to Flinders University, she has made an enduring contribution that honours her life well into the future.
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