Finally, she was so debilitated, she says just a few months before she was to graduate from college, she had to quit school. ”I never got to finish because I was so unable to do anything. At that point is when I actually went to my family doctor because we had actually seen something about Lyme Disease and my mom had suggested I get tested and she laughed at us and told us Lyme Disease didn’t exist,” she said.
Nonetheless, she insists she is one of the lucky ones. During a period of remission, she got married, and had a healthy baby girl, something she was told she would not be able to do. Now, she wants to reach out to others who are struggling with the same type of thing she has. ”It’s made me stronger and now I can advocate for other people,” she said.