Tick Boot Camp

S1E89 - I Remember Not Remembering - an interview with Vanessa Laporte

Ms. Laporte lost feeling in her hands and feet and ended up in a wheelchair after having a breast augmentation due to Lyme Disease

6 months ago

Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Vanessa Laporte. Ms. Laporte is a 30-year-old customer service and accounts manager from Vancouver, Canada. She was bitten by a tick in 2011 and developed a bullseye rash, but doctors didn’t know what caused it. Ms. Laporte started to develop the symptoms of a tick disease. In 2015, after having a breast augmentation, her symptoms spiraled out of control. She lost feeling in her hands and feet. Two years later, she was in a wheelchair. Ms. Laporte saw over 30 doctors before she received a Lyme diagnosis. If you would like to learn more about how Ms. Laporte hopes to inspire others to find strength through their Lyme journeys, 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.