Lyme disease is not limited to someones sex, color or age. Unfortunately we are seeing this disease affect anyone. However we are inspired by some of the teens that are having to deal with this disease. We are sharing our Teen Lyme Warriors so we can raise awareness to the battle that this young group of inspires have to live with.
Random Lake, Wisc.
My name is Gabbi. I'm 19 years & have been battling late stage Lyme disease for 5 years. My mission is to raise awareness on the tick-borne disease epidemic and provide support & information to other patients. And in doing so, if one less person has to suffer from this awful disease, I will be happy!
Coming Soon --- Our next amazing Teens
Acadia (Cadie) is a 16 year old girl who lives in Upstate New York. She’s a typical teen who loves pizza and ice cream and listens to Kelly Clarkson. She is also thought to have contracted Lyme right after she turned 14 while at summer camp.
"My symptoms included: joint pain, muscle aches, chills, chronic fatigue, migraines, tunnel vision, memory loss, concentration issues, foggy headedness, congestion, muscle twitches, stomach pain, nausea, loss of appetite, chest pain, heart palpitations, vertigo, nerve pain and depression. From the age of 14 until I was 16 — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week — that was my life. Lots of people think I’m lying or at least exaggerating. Even those that I thought were my best friends turned on me saying I was searching for attention. My decision to not share my pain ended up hurting me and isolating me in many ways. I was taken out of high school and was home tutored because I was unable to get through the day without multiple naps and/or sugar boosts to try keep me alert. I had no one going through the same thing I did. I felt so alone" Read about her journey.