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Finding Purpose Through Pain

Founder of Chronically Fit Backpacks, Diana Donnarumma, began creating customized medical backpacks in 2016, inspired by her own personal battle with chronic illness. A recent college graduate, extremely driven to help others, became ill with Dysmotility of the stomach, including the small and large intestines. She considers herself a “girly-girl,” and the standardized medical grade backpacks for ...
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Adapting to the PICC Life

Last year, I had my first PICC line placed to receive long-term IV antibiotic therapy for Chronic Neurological Lyme Disease. Since the first daunting procedure, I have had three additional PICC lines placed due to complications along the way. In the beginning, I felt entirely overwhelmed, not only with having a catheter tunneling from my bicep down into my heart, but also having to learn how to ...
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Why All Lyme Warriors should Strive to Raise Awareness

By Dave Agolli | Feb 20, 2017 |

Lyme Warrior, Mom with Lyme

Cat Seven was officially diagnosed with Lyme Disease in September of 2015 (first positive test was March 2015). She had a positive Elisa. Along with medical changes, She ended up pregnant. She and her husband focused on a healthy pregnancy. Cat found her first LLMD in August 2015, got the Igenex test, and she had 8 out of 10 markers show up positive. Then, Cat had her co-infections test done and ...
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LymeLight: How Lyme Affected my High-School Experience

Do you think high-school can sometimes be a burdensome experience for teenagers? Try adding Lyme into the mix. Recently, we had the pleasure of hearing from Christina Womble, a Lyme Warrior from Connecticut who has been suffering from an undiagnosed case of this disease for more than a decade, and yet was only accurately diagnosed last year! Does this sound familiar? Christina has shared part of ...
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Q&A With Lyme Warrior and Entrepreneur: Cat Seven

Catherine Franklin (a.k.a Cat Seven) is a pioneer of Digital Marketing and the Founder of SEOwhat.com, an extremely successful business! Her passion and skill for digital marketing is nothing short of amazing. However, when she started having symptoms of Lyme disease, her strength to battle for her life was truly tested. There was a gradual decrease in her health, including more stress, a change ...
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Lyme Through Sarah's Eyes

Hi, my name is Sarah, I'm 14 years old, and this is my story. My health issues started back in third grade when I began having really bad headaches which kept me from doing a lot of the activities I was involved in at the time like dancing, swimming, and gymnastics. My parents took me to a few doctors to try and figure out why I was having these headaches. No one could figure out why they were ...
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Six Tips for Traveling With A PICC Line

Traveling is exhausting for everyone, let alone managing a PICC line and IV medication. Thanks to the Air Carrier Access Act, all flights to and from the U.S.A. are required to provide certain free accommodations to people with disabilities and medical conditions.  Here are six tips to help you make it through TSA and beyond!...
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5 Facts about Lyme that your Friends and Family may not know (Until Now)

Sara F has had Lyme for about ten years now, but didn’t have a confirmed diagnosis until the beginning of December 2016! Can you believe it? Unfortunately, many individuals go through this situation. For those who may not know, Lyme disease is one that is living under the radar--there are so many patients out there who have it, but are not correctly diagnosed until much later on....
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