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© Illustration by Nicki Lenore.

How has Lyme Disease affected your life? What inspires you?


Words I said/still say over & over to my daughter for the last 10 years…

  • For the first 5 years starting when my daughter was 4 1/2yrs old, “Never give up, we will find out what is causing you pain.”
  • Next 3 years after finally getting a diagnosis of chronic Lyme disease, “Never give up, don’t give up hope. We will help you beat this disease and win the battle.”
  • 3 years to present… in “remission” & dealing with the aftermath, the damage, the destruction, the loss of her childhood, the isolation that chronic Lyme disease has caused physically & mentally. “Never give up, please don’t give up on your life. Please don’t take your life, your life is worth living. I will NEVER GIVE UP for you. We will get you the tools to heal your body and mind, physically & mentally.”

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month & the 5th year of the Lyme Disease Challenge Campaign, which I am part of. It’s a social media campaign that’s a fun & positive way to spread awareness. Lyme disease & The Co-infections are dark and horrific diseases that I don’t wish on anyone. This campaign is our, the Lyme community, way to educate others and it lasts all month long.

So…….TAKE A BITE OUT OF LYME with me! Help me spread awareness. Educating yourself is key for prevention and learning the signs & symptoms. Resources:

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