Tick Boot Camp

Episode 392: Finding Resilience - an interview with Rachel and Dorothy Leland

2 months ago


  • Welcome to the Tick Boot Camp Podcast! In this episode, hosts Matt Sabatello and Rich Johannesen are honored to welcome Dorothy and Rachel Leland, the mother-daughter duo behind the compelling book, "Finding Resilience: A Teen’s Journey Through Lyme Disease."

About Our Guests:

  • Dorothy and Rachel Leland share their personal and profound journey battling and overcoming Lyme disease, a story vividly captured in their book, "Finding Resilience: A Teen’s Journey Through Lyme Disease."

Discussion Highlights:

  1. The Origin Story: Dive into the reasons behind writing "Finding Resilience," exploring the unique mother-daughter narrative structure that provides a dual perspective on their Lyme disease journey.
  2. Family Support Systems: Unravel the critical role of family, especially Rachel’s father, Bob, in providing unwavering support throughout their ordeal.
  3. Medical Challenges: Understand the initial symptoms, the struggle for a correct diagnosis, and the skepticism faced from the medical community.
  4. Diagnosis and Treatment: Explore the complexities surrounding Lyme disease diagnosis and treatment, highlighting the resilience and determination the Lelands demonstrated.
  5. Alternative Therapies and Mindset: Delve into the exploration of alternative treatments, including chiropractic care and Dynamic Neural Retraining System (DNRS), and discuss the impact of mindset in the healing process.
  6. The Mold Factor: Discover how environmental factors like mold exposure played a significant role in Rachel's health and their approach to overcoming it.
  7. Community and Advocacy: Discuss the support and guidance received from online communities and support groups, emphasizing the importance of shared experiences.
  8. Themes of Resilience and Hope: Reflect on the overarching themes of resilience and hope that define the Lelands' story.

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End Note:

  • Thank you for tuning in to this inspiring episode of the Tick Boot Camp Podcast. We hope Dorothy and Rachel's story has enlightened and motivated you. Remember, you're not alone in your journey. Share your thoughts on this episode, and let's keep the conversation going. Don't forget to subscribe for more empowering stories and insights.

Contact Information:

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This podcast episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in understanding the complexities of Lyme disease, the power of resilience, and the importance of family and community support in navigating health challenges.

The goal of the Tick Boot Camp Podcast is to help people liberate themselves and others from suffering caused by Lyme disease through validation, community building, belief that healing is possible, and modeling success. Listen to our Tick Boot Camp podcast using all major podcast streaming services such as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts. Our podcast is also integrated with smart home devices, such as Amazon Alexa and Apple TV. Ask your device to "play the Tick Boot Camp Podcast!"