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Please note - I wrote this story in conjunction with my daughter Madelyn.
I was diagnosed with Lyme and Bartonella disease in 2005. I underwent years of treatment and found good success, returning to sailing, family time, and walks with my dogs.
Recently, I have become ill again. While I have experienced both good and bad days, these past couple weeks have seen my health dramatically decline, which has impacted my ability to carry out daily tasks and spend time with my loved ones and valued communities.
I hope this website will connect me with my family and friends by providing a space for well wishes and comments. Additionally, please don't hesitate to call, text, email, write, or visit. Other ways in which you may be able to offer support can be found on the "ways to help" section.