lymeoutlyndsey

My journey through Lyme Disease- Healing my body and mind.

Please help Lyme-out Lyndsey!

My name is Lyndsey Needham.  I am a 30-ish year old female living with Late-Stage Lyme Disease.  Lyme Disease is an infection with the bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi.  I was infected with Lyme Disease through a tick bite in Italy.  Before contracting Lyme Disease, I was a highly active person spending my time in the mountains biking, hiking, and snowboarding.  I began racing downhill mountain bikes and instantly fell in love with the sport. I also enjoyed working hard in my favorite local CrossFit gym. After becoming sick with Lyme Disease, I slowly lost my ability to participate in all of my favorite activities. My health slipped away as well as my mental clarity. I went from being able to do 30 mile mountain bike rides to not being able to walk around the block.

I went through 2 years of not knowing what was wrong with me and watching the life that I loved slip further and further away everyday. After MANY doctors, specialists, and tests that were unsuccessful in helping me with a solid diagnosis, I finally tested positive for Lyme Disease and the co-infection Bartonella henslae. Having a diagnosis was a blessing! My road to recovery has been a long one, but I am getting stronger everyday and that much closer to doing the things I love!

However, treatment for Late-State Lyme Disease comes with a very hefty price tag. I have aquired massive debt through this experience and have now reached my credit limit and no longer have funds available to pay for my treatment. The recovery that I have seen with treatment has been amazing, so I am asking for your financial help to make it possible for me to continue paying for treatment and getting my life back. My promise to you is that when I recover, I will certainly pay your good deeds forward by making it my mission to help others in need of financial assistance for treatment of chronic illness through fundraising and awareness efforts. I know that times are not easy financially for many of us right now, so any help is greatly appreciated and if you’re not able to help out financially, link to this website, a smile, hello, or any attempt at a handmade card or drawing will do! 🙂

Thank you for being part of my community and helping me overcome this illness! I cannot thank you enough!!

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