Take a Bite Out of Lyme Challenge

 I have Chronic Lyme Disease and I challenge YOU, yes YOU reading this right now!  

LEARN MORE AT www.LymeDiseaseChallenge.org

The Challenge

The purpose of the Lyme Disease Challenge is to raise awareness and funding for improved Lyme Disease diagnosis and treatment.

Are you in? Great! Then follow the three easy steps below and donate $10. Prefer not to take the bite? That’s okay too! Donate $100 instead. All donations accepted by ILADEF (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society’s 501(c)(3) non-profit educational fund).

1. TAKE A BITE: Bite a lime and TAKE A PHOTO OR A  SHORT VIDEO of the act – the more sourpuss your face, the better (and funnier!).

2. SHARE A FACT: State ONE BRIEF FACT ABOUT LYME DISEASE, such as the facts provided below. You can say them in your video, write them on your photo, or include them in your post. Help us spread the true facts about Lyme Disease!

3. PASS IT ON: Keep the campaign going — CHALLENGE THREE OTHER PEOPLE – your friends, family, whomever! – to take a bite! Mention them in your video or if you do a photo tag them in your post.
TAG IT – #lymediseasechallenge #takeabiteoutoflyme

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My Life

I have Chronic Lyme Disease…
I was infected when I was 8 years old…
I didn’t know it happened, so my body fought on its own for 15 years…
I had episodes of severe fatigue but would always bounce back…

Until my body couldn’t anymore…
Then the next 14 years this “Invisible Disease” stole so much from me…
I look perfectly fine and I appear perfectly healthy…
I even “act perfectly fine”.
I pretend that this Horrid disease doesn’t exist…
I pretend I’m living the life I always dreamed of
if I focus on the pain then the misery takes over…

who’s life is this? It can’t be mine… Right?
Oh, but it is!

I’ve given up running, jumping, crawling, and playing on the floor with my kids.
I’ve lost months and years of fun adventures glued to the bed unable to even dress myself at times.
3 years of antibiotics and even a pic line and still no cure!!
My finances are devastated with debt payments far more than house payments!

PAIN! Muscle pain, joint pain, big swollen joints, joints that don’t bend anymore, stiffness, severe muscle weakness, intense fatigue, no stamina, brain fog- seriously can’t think, blurry vision, hormone imbalance and much more!

My children have no idea that pain is what prevents me from doing certain things …
They just know my body doesn’t work like it is supposed to…
because a BAD GERM is hurting it…
My family makes me tough!
There is no room for giving up when they are here!!
I will win the fight!
Forced to use nature to win this war
I no longer have one foot in the grave!
I will never give up!

Lyme is the Great Imitator:
Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, ALS, MS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Lupus, Migraines,etc…

Take a bite out of Lyme with us!
Thousands sick without a cure!
Many undiagnosed because Lyme is “The Great Imitator”!
Let’s find a cure!
We can win the war together!

-Jessica

FOLLOW MY STORY HERE

“Joy is the echo of God’s Love in your life!” There may be pain in my body and tears in my eyes but there is joy in my heart!  I will not let the enemy steal my joy!  I share so you don’t feel alone in your journey to health.  I share so you know that you are loved by our Heavenly Father.  I share so your heart can be full of joy no matter what!  We are not home yet! Hang on tight to joy and share it with the world!

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