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How has Lyme Disease affected your life?

I got infected or so we think on my 21st birthday. I never knew Lyme disease was such a big deal and I come from the place it was discovered. For a long time it took my health, my love for exercise and sports, my love for cooking and even my dream of becoming a vet. I have pain daily in my arms and legs. The fatigue some days is enough to make you want to go back to sleep before you even get up. It’s affected relationships I’ve lost a lot of friends but also gained some. It’s made me see the value in family and a support system.

What inspires you?

My career inspires me, I am currently in school getting my DVM. I never thought I could do this, but here I am starting my 2nd year of vet school coming up on my 4th year diagnosis anniversary.

“For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” – Romans 8:18

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