After five years of dreaming and a year in the making, LymeBrave Foundation was introduced to the world one year ago today. We’re so thankful for all of the love and support we’ve received from the community and beyond since then, how much we’ve been able to accomplish and grow, and how we still have so much more to share with you in this coming year. Get ready because we’re just getting started.
LymeBrave was a dream come true...
Since I was first diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2012, I wanted to create a safe space in which those living with this disease could unpack the heavy emotions that often accompany chronic illness, including the isolation and loneliness that so many patients have to endure. I wanted a place where caregivers could find support tools to help them care for their loved ones without sacrificing themselves. I wanted a place where no one would be alone.
That place is now LymeBrave.
LymeBrave Foundation, Inc. is a national non-profit organization providing Lyme disease education and awareness while enriching patient and caregivers' lives through support programs and adult wellness grants.
We believe that sharing our stories and our struggles can provide comfort and inspiration when facing an illness that makes it difficult to find either. That's why LymeBrave Foundation was created with hope and healing in mind. Here you'll find educational information about Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses, support programs to help guide Lyme patients and their caregivers through the emotional journey of diagnosis and treatment, and awareness campaigns that bring to light the emotional impact of living with this chronic illness.
Thank you to the LymeBrave Team for their hard work and dedication this past year: Chet, Tarah, and Sarah! Thank you also to our new volunteers, Liz and Evelyn, who we’ll be formally introducing in a post soon. And thank you to YOU, the Lyme community—for every comment, every share, and every dollar of support. We could not thrive and bring these programs to fruition without you.
Want to help support our mission? Every dollar goes a long way! Check out our Facebook fundraisers or donate directly at www.lymebravefoundation.org/donate.
Explore our website for tons of information and resources, check out our apparel store for cool LymeBrave merchandise, or fill out the volunteer application to see how you can be a part of the cause. We’ll have so much more to share in the coming weeks.
In the meantime, we'll be here to help you stay strong. We'll remind you to always be brave.
LymeBrave Foundation President and Founder