Olivia and Holiday Goodreau are the dynamic mother-daughter team from Denver Colorado that co-founded the LivLyme Foundation and the Tick Tracker App. The Goodreau family’s Lyme disease journey began when Olivia was bitten by a tick at the age of 7. Olivia’s classic Lyme disease symptoms were misdiagnosed by 51 doctors over 18 months. Since her diagnosis, Olivia has become one of the Lyme disease community’s most aggressive advocates resulting in her meeting with Governors, Senators, a President and world leaders. She has also partnered with some of the Lyme community’s most famous doctors including Dr. Neil Spector and Dr. Richard Horowitz. If you would like to learn more about how Lyme disease transformed a 16-year-old woman and her mother into advocates, educators, app builders, and co-founders of a foundation that provided treatment grants to 49 patients and awarded 4 major university research grants, then tune in now!
Sam McLaren-Fahey is a 31-year-old Citizenship Assimilation program manager and the creator of the acclaimed trauma survivor podcast: “Your Survived. Now What?” Ms. McLaren-Fahey’s traumatic Lyme disease experience began at the age of 24 when she suffered symptoms including complex migraines, weight and hair loss, panic attacks and severe neurological symptoms. On one occasion Ms. McLaren-Fahey’s neurological symptom prevented her from processing how to use a cooking spatula and she attempted to turn an egg with her bare hand. Ms. McLaren-Fahey’s Lyme disease was misdiagnosed by 13 different doctors over 2 years. If you would like to learn more about the Lyme disease journey of popular podcast host Sam McLaren-Fahey, the tune in now!
Christa Nannos is a 30-year-old American actor, writer and Lyme disease educator from Los Angeles, California. Ms. Nannos was bitten by a tick when she was 9 years old. Her Lyme disease remained mostly dormant until she was exposed to parasites while on a mission trip to Guatemala. During the following 10 years, she was misdiagnosed with mental health illnesses, Candida, SIBO, Overactive Bladder Syndrome, IBS and more. Despite being mistreated by the medical community and suffering from debilitating physical symptoms, Ms. Nannos focused on maintaining a positive mindset and used laughter as a healing tool. If you would like to learn more about how a comedic actress and writer is using laughter as a Lyme disease healing tool, then tune in now!
Christine Lydon is an Ivy League educated American Medical Doctor (MD), Author and Attorney (JD) living in Rossland, British Columbia, Canada. Ms. Lydon moved to Canada, with her son, to attend law school. Both Ms. Lydon and her son began to exhibit classic symptoms and were diagnosed with Lyme disease by the well know Lyme Literate Doctor (LLMD) Daniel Cameron. Unfortunately, Ms. Lydon’s Lyme disease diagnosis was questioned by the Canadian medical and legal communities and her son was temporarily placed in the Canadian foster care system which prevented him from receiving Lyme treatment. If you would like to learn more about how a doctor-lawyer suffering from chronic Lyme disease was failed by the Canadian medical and legal systems, then tune in now!
Brianna Wick is a 26-year-old digital media content creator and the curator of the Official Green Soup platforms. Ms. Wick began her Lyme disease journey when she bitten by a tick while participating in a school trip to the east coast. Despite suffering classic Lyme disease symptoms, she was not correctly diagnosed or treated until 3 years after her tick bite. Ms. Wick’s doctors treated her with antibiotic cocktails, herbal tinctures and supplements. If you would like to learn more about how Lyme disease inspired Brianna Wick to build a chronic illness awareness and education platform, the tune in now!
Chris Kontopidis is a 32-year-old person living a nomadic life in New Mexico’s desert. After suffering a tick bite in 2017 and discovering mold at their home, Chris began to suffer progressive Lyme disease symptoms including severe fatigue, hair loss, bone pain and finally extremely progressed dementia. After treating with rotating antibiotics and heavy supplements, Chris Kontopidis detached from traditional social, emotional and housing boundaries to overcome healing plateaus. If you would like to learn more about how Chris Kontopidis established firm non-traditional boundaries to promote healing from Lyme disease, then tune in now!
Christina Ricucci is a 22-year-old American actor, musician and dancer. Ms. Ricucci won national recognition when she was named “Teen Best Dancer” at the age of 14. Soon thereafter, she began to feel sick, but was not diagnosed with Lyme disease until 2 years later. Unable to perform at an elite level, Ms. Ricucci abandoned her dream to dance professionally and discovered a larger reservoir of performance artistic talents. If you would like to learn more about how a chronic Lyme disease journey revealed Christina Ricucci’s acting and musical performance talents, then tune in now!
Kobra Paige is a 32-year-old touring musician and recording artist from Calgary, Canada. The lead vocalist for the band Kobra and the Lotus began her Lyme disease journey when she suffered facial paralysis at the age of 12. She suffered fatigue, memory loss, joint pain and depression, but went undiagnosed until the age of 25. Ms. Paige, her sister and her mother were all 3 diagnosed with Lyme disease and treated in the US at the Envita Medical Center. If you would like to learn more about heavy metal vocalist Kobra Paige’s Lyme disease journey, then tune in now!
Dr. Tiffany Brown-Bush is a 41-year-old Naturopathic Doctor, Certified Mental Health professional, creator of the EAT-FIT safe weight control program and co-creator of the CRAVE DETOX allergen free protein bar. She began her personal Lyme disease journey in 2016 and after treating with 5 doctors for over 2 years, she was diagnosed with several Lyme infections; including, Borrelia Burgdorferi, Babesia and Ehrlichia. Since her diagnosis, Dr. Brown-Bush has managed her symptoms with herbal protocols, the Wave 2 Free Medicia, cold laser treatments, sauna treatments, QNRT and EFT. If you would like to learn more about how Dr. Tiffany Brown-Bush is using a diverse set of diagnostic and treatment tools to manage her own symptoms and the Lyme disease symptoms of her patients, then tune in now!
Emily Strauss is a 28-year-old native of New York City, New York. At the time Ms. Strauss began to exhibit the symptoms of Lyme disease, she founded a nationally recognized company: Mural Painter, Inc. Ms. Strauss’ Lyme disease symptoms began as small aches and pains and then developed into seizures and fatigue rendering her bedridden for over one year. Despite the challenges presented by her developing Lyme symptoms, Ms. Strauss found the internal resources to build a business that was recently featured on the network television program Shark Tank. If you would like to learn more about how Emily Strauss became a nationally recognized female entrepreneur while battling chronic Lyme disease, then tune in now!