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Receiving a diagnosis of Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections can be an overwhelming and challenging experience, placing a significant toll on the emotional well-being of patients and their caregivers. We understand. We've been there. That's why LymeBrave Foundation has been founded by patients and caregivers, for patients and caregivers.


We provide Lyme disease education and awareness programs with a focus on the patient experience so that individuals can understand the severity of Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses and take appropriate precaution for their own lives. Additionally, we aim to be a central support center with resources and programs that provide encouragement, hope, and useful skills to help patients and their caregivers on the journey to wellness.

Awareness events, educational workshops, and support programs will be coming to LymeBrave Foundation soon. For now, take a look around the site to find:


  • Information about Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses

  • Outside resources to help you on your healing journey

  • Patient and caregiver portals offering toolkits, original content, and resources for the Lyme journey

  • Awareness campaigns, events, and ways you can help LymeBrave Foundation help the Lyme community

  • The Being LymeBrave blog featuring essays and guest posts from Lyme survivors that bring to light the reality of living with this disease

  • And more!



We at LymeBrave Foundation believe that sharing our stories can help save lives, spread awareness, and grow compassion around a chronic illness that often sees too little. We also believe in the power of community. That's why our education and awareness programs are centered around the patient and caregiver experience while our support programs are created with you in mind. We hope our patient and caregiver portals will open doors to a bevy of helpful resources meant to make your Lyme life easier. Coming soon, our support programs aim to alleviate the loneliness and isolation that often accompany this disease.


Wherever you are in your Lyme journey, LymeBrave is here for you.

Stay strong. Be brave. 


Here at LymeBrave Foundation, we're a group of patients and caregivers helping patients and caregivers. 
Meet the LymeBrave Board of Directors who have helped bring LymeBrave Foundation to fruition!

Susan Pogorzelski - President and Founder
Chet Pogorzelski - Vice-President

Sarah Maser - Secretary

Former Board Members:

Tarah Sweigart - Treasurer (2017 - 2021)

We're grateful to our volunteers in the LymeBrave community! Help us stay strong and be brave by becoming a LymeBrave Ambassador!
Apply today!

Want to partner with LymeBrave Foundation? Contact us today!

The Mighty
LymeBrave Foundation is thrilled to announced our new partnership that will bring our resources in front of The Mighty's wide-reaching blog readership.
Read about this new partnership and how you can get involved!


Did you know you can raise funds for LymeBrave Foundation just for shopping on Amazon? Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases when you select LymeBrave Foundation as the charity of your choice. It's as easy as clicking a link!

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LymeBrave Foundation, Inc. is an education and support services 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created by patients, for patients. The material found herein is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for the medical services or advice of professionals. While we aim to provide emotional support resources to patients and caregivers, LymeBrave Foundation, Inc. makes no representation of warranties with respect to the context of the information herein. LymeBrave Foundation, Inc. is not liable for any damages, including the health and wellbeing of individuals, arising herefrom. LymeBrave Foundation, Inc. is not responsible for third-party content, nor does it recommend or endorse third-party content.

LymeBrave Foundation, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization under federal tax identification number 82-1743753. 




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