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

The Most Valuable Walk of My Life

on May 20, 2013

I just had what might have been the most valuable walk of my life. A walk that all of you took with me. I walked from work with my little dog and over $20,000 in toe up the street to the bank. I was on my way to start a LymeOut bank account specifically for my treatment. Instead of being denied another loan because my debt to income ratio is too high and worrying about how I was possibly going to recover from this crappy illness, I am crying tears of relief and joy because I have somehow been lucky enough to have such incredible support from family and friends. I must have done something right in a previous life, because this really is the greatest gift that I have ever been given. Not only is it an opportunity to take full advantage of the best resources possible to give my best shot at healing from Late-Stage Lyme, but it is also an opportunity to be humbled like never before. Humbled by the goodness of others and realizing that all this time, all I had to do was ask for help. Being vulnerable has always been really difficult for me. I always thought I had to be strong and independent no matter what life throws at you. What I know now is that the truth is quite the opposite. If we want true strength, we have to look towards each other. In a culture where we are too uncomfortable to take off our headphones to say hi to people sitting next to us on a bus, it’s easy to forget the importance of community. So, thank you for helping me financially, but possibly more importantly, thank you for showing me that being vulnerable and reaching out to others for help is really where strength lies. I could never say thank you enough. Hugs to you all.

Much love,


One response to “The Most Valuable Walk of My Life

  1. Tammy Needham says:

    This was great!

    Sent from my iPad

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