Hi, my name is Erika and I am 24 years old and I have been ill all of my life.
Symptoms of autoimmune diseases (Perthes Disease, a hip disease, and Vitaligo -a skin pigment disorder) started at an extremely young age, causing problems learning in school and socializing. Then I came down with Lyme Disease in fifth grade, which I believe was after a family trip to Maryland. I had multiple NASTY flus that just wouldn’t go away since then. I continued to press through my symptoms thinking it was a way of life. Until 6th grade