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Episode 34: Caring for a Child With Lyme Disease

August 22, 2018

Cindy Kennedy, FNP, talks with Dorothy Leland about her struggles to find the support she needed as the parent of a child with Lyme disease. Leland, an author, blogger, and vice president at LymeDisease.org, sheds light on how she became an advocate for her child.

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Dorothy Leland
Leland fell into the world of Lyme disease when her then-13-year-old daughter became mysteriously ill and disabled in 2005. Eventually, she figured out that her family was part of a growing yet invisible group of people grappling with a disease that is ignored by the government and the medical establishment.
Soon, she became a local support group leader in northern California and is now vice president of the national advocacy organization LymeDisease.org. She writes the blog “Touched by Lyme” and has a special interest in how Lyme disease affects the whole family — not just the person with the illness. She is co-author of the book, “When Your Child Has Lyme Disease: A Parent’s Survival Guide.”