An Introduction

It is with tremendous pleasure that I introduce the NLN Garment Fund. This is a dream that has come true not only for me, but for our many patients who do not have insurance or the financial means to purchase the much needed compression stocking(s)/sleeve(s). It was Marilyn Westbrook’s choice to make sure that no other patients have to endure the pain and frustrations she went through six months prior to her passing (Dec 23, 2007). Marilyn and her husband Doyle donated a substantial amount of money to the NLN which will allow patients who qualify to pay for their garment(s). Please see the application form for a list of eligibility requirements. It is available here. For more information please contact our office.

For those of you that would like to and are able to contribute to the fund, you can make a check directly to the NLN and identify “Marilyn Westbrook Fund”. The NLN can also accept donations of other personal assets, such as stocks from your investment portfolio. If you would like to learn more about how you can donate and the substantial benefits to you personally as a donor, please click here.

With the increased restriction of our health insurance and federal laws it is heartwarming to know that we will be able to assist a percentage of the many patients. This fund will help make sure patients wear the much needed garments to maintain their quality of life. Let’s all applaud Marilyn and her family and thank them for this HUGE gift.

- Saskia R.J. Thiadens, R.N., Executive Director