Its hard enough to start and build a company. Its nearly impossible if you have to battle chronic illness everyday – unless you have amazing Superpowers.
Meet Emily Levy, the founder of Mighty Well. And chronic Lyme Disease patient. Her daily treatment needs required a PICC line in her arm that needs constant protection, leading her to start a company to make better, more stylish apparel and accessories for patients. And to help them feel like regular people – not patients:
“Just because I am sick doesn’t mean I have to live a sick life. I can fulfill a higher purpose through inspiring others.”
I first came in contact with Emily through our Babson Breakaway Challenge program for female entrepreneurs. Not only did Emily and team win the competition (its rare a week goes by that they don’t win one!) they have become a Breakaway portfolio company who inspires me every time I’m with them.
Here’s her story – turning Lyme Disease into LemonAid. Try not to be amazed and inspired.