Tick Boot Camp

S1E78 - You Were Right - an interview with Lindsey Lozoskie

Suddenly, Lindsey Lozoskie didn’t feel like she was in her own body and developed thyroid problems and POTS

Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Lindsey Lozoskie. She is a 21-year-old college student from Virginia. Ms. Lozoskie first started to experience the symptoms of a tick disease during the summer of 2015, right before her senior year of high school. Suddenly, she didn’t feel like she was in her own body and developed thyroid problems and POTS. As a result of her health issues, Ms. Lozoskie began to feel isolated from her peers. Once she finally got her Lyme diagnosis, she was validated. She started a treatment regimen that consisted of antibiotics, organic foods, and herbs. If you would like to learn more about how Ms. Lozoskie is using her tick disease experience to change the world, then tune in now!

S1E77 - The Authentic Self - an interview with Karen Maloney

Karen Maloney is combatting her Chronic Lyme Disease with biomagnetism

Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Karen Maloney. She was 18 when she started to experience the symptoms of a tick disease. After a seemingly quick diagnosis and treatment with 30 days of Doxycycline, Ms. Maloney thought she would never have to think about Lyme again. Unfortunately, she was exposed to mold and her symptoms returned. By 2018, she was at her worst. Currently, Ms. Maloney is combatting her Chronic Lyme with biomagnetism. If you would like to learn more about Karen Maloney’s journey toward becoming her authentic self and how she helped develop an app that creates a community for people with chronic illnesses, then tune in now!

S1E76 - Tick Wise - an interview with April Nill-Boitano

April Nill-Boitano decided that she needed to help others and created Tick Wise Education, a nonprofit that educates children and adults on tick bite prevention

Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is April Nill-Boitano. She is the president of Tick Wise Education, a nonprofit that educates children and adults on tick bite prevention. Ms. Nill-Boitano has been bitten by ticks three times, and experienced sinus symptoms, rashes, and hives that only worsened as she got older. She received many misdiagnoses and wasn’t taken seriously by the medical community. After finally receiving a Lyme diagnosis, she decided that she needed to help others. If you would like to learn more about April Nill-Boitano’s tick disease journey and how she came to develop her Tick Wise curriculum, then tune in now!

S1E75 - From Crime Fighter to Lyme Fighter - an interview with Emma Mellblom

Emma Mellblom is a 31-year-old woman from Sweden who was training to become a police officer when she was adversely affected by the symptoms of a tick disease

Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Emma Mellblom. She is a 31-year-old woman from Sweden. Ms. Mellblom was training to become a police officer when she was adversely affected by the symptoms of a tick disease in 2012. She experienced nausea, flu-like symptoms, and joint aches. She was finally diagnosed with Lyme five years later. If you would like to learn more about how Emma Mellblom is using her tick disease journey to remind others to remain positive and take time to heal, then tune in now!

S1E74 - You Do Not Look Sick - an interview with Signe Jensen

Signe Jensen is a 29-year-old fitness and health influencer from Denmark who was bitten by a tick and developed a bullseye rash

Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Signe Jensen. She is a 29-year-old fitness and health influencer from Denmark. In 2011, Ms. Jensen fell off of her bike and was severely concussed. Then, in 2013, she was bitten by a tick and developed a bullseye rash. She was given 10 days of antibiotics. Soon, she had flu-like symptoms, hair loss, and menstrual irregularities. Ms. Jensen finally received a positive Lyme test five years later. If you would like to learn more about how Signe Jensen is using her Lyme Disease journey to help others know that they’re not alone, then tune in now!

S1E73 - No One Believed Me - an interview with Anna Strezelczyk

Anna Strezelczyk was bitten by a tick at the age of 7 and as she got older she started to have trouble walking, breathing, and speaking

Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Anna Strezelczyk. Anna Strezelczyk is a 29-year-old IT professional from Poland. At the age of 7, she was bitten by a tick. Afterward, she started to experience health problems, and was always sick growing up. As she got older, she started to have trouble walking, breathing, and speaking. She also had numerous hospital stays before being diagnosed with Lyme at the age of 26. If you would like to learn more about how Anna Strezelczyk is using her Lyme disease journey to facilitate an open conversation about Lyme, then tune in now!

S1E72 - Lyme Changed Every Aspect of My Life - an interview with Ashley Belanger

Ashley Belanger had migraines that would last for months, hair loss, extreme fatigue, night sweats and would walk into a room and forget why she was there

Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Ashley Belanger. Ashley Belanger is a young woman from Minnesota. In her early 20s, she began to experience the symptoms of a tick disease. She had migraines that would last for months, hair loss, extreme fatigue, and night sweats. At its worst, she would walk into a room and forget why she was there. After 10 years and no diagnosis, Ashley Belanger decided to give her cousin’s Lyme Literate Medical Doctor (LLMD) a try. There, she tested positive for Lyme via a muscle test and started the LymeStop treatment plan. If you would like to learn more about Ashley Belanger’s tick disease journey and how she wants to give others hope and guidance, then tune in now!

S1E71 - A Motor Cross Champion’s Hidden Internal Injury - an Interview with Ivan Ramirez

Ivan is a professional dirt bike racer from Mexico with sponsors like Red Bull and Oakley who fell seriously ill with Lyme Disease

Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Ivan Ramirez. Ivan Ramirez is a 26- year-old professional dirt bike racer from Mexico. In 2015, he was on top of the racing world, he had won the Hare & Hound National Championship, and had many sponsors including Oakley, Red Bull and KTM. Then, he had a crash while practicing, and felt weak and dizzy when he attempted to return to training. He visited countless doctors, eventually receiving a Lyme Disease diagnosis when he went to a clinic in the US that tested for bacteria and viruses. If you would like to learn more about how Ivan Ramirez is documenting his Lyme Disease journey and hopes of getting his racing career back on track, then tune in now!

S1E70 - Bitten a Thousand Times – an interview with Nolan Fernandez

Nolan Fernandez is a microbiologist who has dedicated his career to researching ticks

Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Nolan Fernandez. Nolan Fernandez is a microbiologist from Pittsfield, Massachusetts. He dedicated his educational career to researching ticks and has been bitten by ticks over 1000 times. As a result, he has many tips on avoiding ticks and protecting yourself from tick diseases. He also discusses genetically modified mice, Deet, permethrin and utilizing ticks as bio-weapons. If you would like to learn more about how Nolan Fernandez is using his knowledge of ticks to help others avoid ticks, Lyme and tick diseases, then tune in now!

S1E69 - There’s a Whole World of People Out There That Need Help - an interview with Emma Franklin

Emma Franklin is a young woman from England who was completely bedridden and in a semi-conscious state where she couldn’t move her arms or legs

Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Emma Franklin. Emma Franklin is a young woman from England who first started experiencing the symptoms of a tick disease when she was just 11 years old. As her symptoms progressed, she lost close friends, family members, and romantic partners. By the age of 20, she was completely bedridden and in a semi-conscious state where she couldn’t move her arms or legs. She couldn’t even have clothing or bed sheets touch her skin without experiencing severe discomfort. She finally visited a private clinic where she tested positive for Lyme. If you would like to learn more about Emma Franklin’s healing journey and how she is helping other Lymies to feel less alone, then tune in now!

Tick Boot Camp is designed to further the conversation about ticks, Lyme Disease and other tick diseases. Check out our podcast to hear first hand experiences.