Kid's Smile Boxes for Lyme Disease
25% of people with Lyme are children. Since children are frequently isolated and at high risk, we want to do something special to let them know they are not alone.
We need YOUR help to send boxes of goodies to let them know we are thinking of them and to put a smile on their face. Please consider donating through the link below or donating items. Suggestions for items can be found here.
Have items to donate? Please send them to Lyme Warrior at 228 Givens Branch Trail, Newport, VA 24128 or download our flyerhere to help spread the word.
Don't know what to buy? Shop our suggested items on our Amazon list!
We have sent 300+ Smile Boxes and counting.
SUBMISSIONS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED AND WILL REOPEN IN FALL
Only US addresses are currently accepted due to budget & shipping constraints. We hope to change this in the future with more funding.
Check our a letter below from a Kid with Lyme spreading hope to other children suffering.
Here's a few photos of Kid's who have received Smile Boxes.
Letter from Zach to Kids living with Lyme
My name is Zach. When I was eight, I was diagnosed with Lyme disease. My mom was also diagnosed with Lyme a year before I was. After a year of treatment, I was also diagnosed with Babesia. I experienced terrible muscle pain, mostly in my legs, stomach aches and nausea, migraines, tremors, nosebleeds, and fatigue. There were many days when I could not even get out of bed. I was placed on heavy antibiotics, often upwards of 4 or 5 at a time. I would sometimes miss weeks of school at a time because I simply did not feel good enough to get up and go. By the time I reached 9th grade, I was too sick to go to school at all, so I was homeschooled for my 9th and 10th grade years. During these years I was placed on monthly IV antibody infusions to help build up my immune system. I had to give up playing baseball because of the illness which was very hard because I had played from a very young age and was good at it. There were times I just wanted to give up. Fortunately, with the help of the IV infusions, I began to notice a difference in the way I felt, and my bloodwork showed that Lyme had gone into remission in my body, and I was able to return to school for my 11th and 12th grade years. Currently, I recently finished my freshman year of college and am doing very well. Thanks to my faith, family, and friends, I was able to hold on to hope all those hard years when I was sick. During the years I was sick, I really got into playing music since I could not do physically-demanding things. I now help lead worship for my youth group and play lead guitar in a Christian rock band. If you are struggling with Lyme or another illness, keep fighting. There is hope. You are loved. “We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed” (2 Corinthians 4: 8-9).
Keep fighting and God Bless,