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Lyme Lyfe as a College Student

College is supposed to be this period of transition from school to the working life - a step closer to self-reliance. There are so many expectations, hopes, and fears attached to this experience. However, when Lyme comes barging into your life at this particular point, it is very easy for all of these hopes and expectations to change dramatically. I've met a lot of college students that are ...
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Four Tips For Maintaining Resilience When Battling a Chronic Illness

Emma Widmar is a 17-year-old student who was diagnosed with Mast Cell Disease and POTS in 2016. From symptoms such as swelling due to an allergic reaction to her own hormones to being unable to digest food by mouth, this girl has seen it all! Luckily she was able to have a feeding tube placed and she is moving in the positive direction. However, things haven’t always been easy for Emma....
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Your Mind Is a Powerful Tool: 6 Lessons for the Chronically Ill

 Having a chronic illness comes with a lot of information one often wishes to have known since the beginning of a medical diagnosis. “Toni Morrison said, ‘The function of freedom is to free someone else,’ and if you are no longer wracked or in bondage to a person or a way of life, tell your story. Risk freeing someone else. Not everyone will be glad that you did. Members of your family and other ...
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Why I Have Chosen to #LiveMightyWell

Recently, I was reminded on facebook that it’s been three years since my initial Chronic Lyme disease diagnosis. I had just returned from teaching entrepreneurship in Rwanda with Babson College and my doctor called me to tell me that as suspected, my Lyme and co-infections tests came back positive (after an initial false negative from the traditional CDC test)....
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