When Rachel Troxell was recognized with breast most cancers within the mid-2000s, she designed lymphedema, a aspect affect of breast most cancers remedy that causes buildup of lymph fluid within the tissue just below your pores and skin. In her circumstance, she skilled eternal swelling in her arms. When she was instructed to decorate in a compression sleeve to administration the irritation, she discovered that the one decisions available have been robust, textured, hefty — and monotonous bandage-searching beige.

So she and a partner, Robin Miller, fulfilled with a method designer to look at find out how to produce a much more stylish and relaxed sleeve. With that distinctive mission in thoughts, the 2 women designed a motivation to help make way of life improved for girls of all ages who would might want to don gloves or arm sleeves — for way of life — and, in 2006, they launched LympheDIVAs.

There would earlier than lengthy be further obstacles to take care of, together with Miller leaving the agency in 2007 and, rapidly instantly after, Troxell understanding her breast most cancers had returned. Even now, she retained making the company in the midst of her remedy.

Sadly, in 2008, Troxell died of breast most cancers on the age of 37, however her father and younger brother, Josh Levin, who joined the group later, have remained recognized to protect her mission alive.