- Event Date: August 3, 2021
- Amount Raised: $23,311
How you can help? Support LymeLight Foundation and Shannon’s Event.
Three years ago, I was diagnosed with Lyme Disease. My entire life changed. I began losing my mobility, memory, vision, sight, and any ability to stay awake. I was in pain 24 hours a day and doctors didn’t have any answers for me. All they told me is that maybe one day I could manage it better. I saw my life flash before my eyes. The thing I wanted the most now had a question mark at the end of it….kids? Could I have kids? Would they be healthy? Would I be healthy? The answers scared me.
It became my mission to get better so I could have my family with Benny. With the support of my parents, I tried every treatment out there. None of which were covered by insurance. The thing is NO LYME TREATMENT IS COVERED BY INSURANCE. I got lucky. I was born to people who took on this financial burden. My fellow Lymies in the doctor’s office were not always so lucky. I heard so many stories of people wiping out their savings, parents taking out second mortgages on their homes, and so much more to try to get better.
My Lymies deserve more. They deserve to get better. They deserve to have treatment and be able to put dinner on the table. This is where LymeLight Foundation comes in. They give grants to kids and young adults battling Lyme. They give girls who dream of having kids one day, hope that they could experience this beautiful blessing. I am dedicating my Baby Shower to their mission of providing treatment grants to kids and young adults battling Lyme.
To everyone reading this, thank you. I pray that your prayers get answered.