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.Read More
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.Read More
Everybody’s heard of the red solo cup, made infamous by the Toby Keith song of that title. The song extolls the virtues of the ubiquitous red plastic cup found at all events involving drinking alcohol and brings to mind fun, care-free times. But I've found a cup that kicks red solo to the curb!Read More
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.Read More