Why we love opossums enough to put them on a patch.

Opossums are here to help us though! These marsupials are opportunistic feeders and omnivores. They spend a lot of time foraging in tall grassy areas at night and end up with many ticks in their fur. They are thorough groomers that can even groom their faces in the same manner as cats. They consume 90-95 percent of the ticks found on their bodies which can be as many as 4,000 a week according to the National Wildlife Federation's blog. Can you see why he's Lyme Warrior's superhero and unofficial mascot?

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Adam's Fight with Lyme

Adam had just turned 6 years old.....A month into 6 years old, he came down with what, I thought, was the stomach flu. He was starting to get a headache, a fever over 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit), developing neck pain, and sound and light sensitivity. Despite fever-reducing, he was still in so much pain, we couldn't even have the lights on.  He did not eat, wasn't hungry or able to, and we were forcing him to drink fluids through a straw, something terribly wrong with my son.

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Never Give Up

You hear these words used every day and for many reasons. Anyone struggling with anything hears them: trouble with a subject in school, with a sport, a relationship, a new and unfamiliar task, virtually anything. As a medical professional, I used to say them to my patients every day for a number of reasons as well.

Ever since my Lyme Diagnosis, these words have taken on a whole new meaning, something bigger, with much more meaning than I have ever thought that they could be. Even more so than myself sometimes!

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Laughter is the best medicine: How one woman set out to raise awareness & laughter for Lyme disease.

On August 17, 2017, a comedy event was held at Tierney’s in Montclair New Jersey, to raise money for Lyme Warrior. There were four comedians who performed on stage and about 60-70 people were in attendance that night. Tickets sold for $10 and half of the proceeds were donated to Lyme Warrior. The total amount donated was $280. This event was organized by a young woman, Gee, who lives in Bloomfield, NJ.

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Siblings in Oregon with Lyme Disease

At Lyme Warrior, we strive to show all sides of Lyme Disease. Here is the story of two children facing Lyme Disease and just part of their battle.

Skyler and Shivon both have what is believed to be Congenital Lyme Disease. They were both born early, (both pregnancies were very rough on Mom and baby) testing positive for Babesia and Boriella. 

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Kid's Lyme Prevention Education Program

Young warriors, wanting to participate, will receive a presentation kit complete with Ticks N All wipes, TickEase tweezers, and a presentation to help them teach their peers and community proper tick prevention and removal techniques. Beyond spreading awareness, young warriors will also get some cool gifts from Lyme Warrior for participating.

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Lyme Won't Sink Me

The day I wore my Anchor "Lyme Won't Sink Me" shirt to my electrophysiologist appointment, I needed courage. I wore that shirt like a Kevlar bullet proof vest. I was anxious because of my experiences with medical professionals in the past who didn't believe in Chronic Lyme. Wearing this shirt made me feel like all my Lyme Warriors were with me. It reminded me I am never alone in this fight.

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Kid's Smile Box Program

Both of those memories have stayed with me for thirty-something years. Not because I got stuff. It was because those cards and small gifts brought me such joy. They lifted my heart and let me know that I was not alone and I was loved, even by people who didn’t really know me or I them. I could feel the compassion and love that they sent to me, and it made a difference in my life.

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Who is Lyme Warrior?

When you push people too far, they will push back even when they can barely stand.

Lyme Warrior is a nonprofit organization founded by Lyme patient, Lauren Lovejoy. Lauren worked full time, went to graduate school and spent many hours at the gym, when something horrible got under her skin. It took Lauren years to finally get an accurate diagnosis for her symptoms that left her mostly bed-bound. Common everyday tasks like standing to cook were impossible for this once self-described workaholic. Despite her debilitating symptoms, she decided to start a nonprofit and turn the tide on this epidemic disease no one knew anything about.

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