Hi, I’m Cassidy!

Hi, Everyone!

My name is Cassidy. I’m a sophomore at a Maryland high school, and in October of 2012, I was diagnosed with Lyme disease. Check out the About page for more on my story.

I’m dealing with the symptoms of Lyme–pain, fatigue, insomnia, stiffness, joint swelling, and more– on a daily basis. But, I know I’m not the only one .

I’m using this blog to reach out to other Lyme patients, whether it’s sharing a tip on dealing with the pain, a personal story, or just me venting after a long day of dealing with my symptoms.

I’m also using this blog to increase Lyme awareness. I never saw the tick that bit me, and I never had a visible bullseye rash–one of the signs of Lyme. It can sneak up on you, and I want to play a role, even if it’s a small one, in helping stop the spread of those pesky little ticks. Enjoy!

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12 thoughts on “Hi, I’m Cassidy!

  1. Cassidy, I have never met you personally, but I do know your mom and dad. And I just have to say that you are the cutest and bravest thing ever. Keep fighting girl and telling/sharing your story is wonderful and brave. I am sure your mom and dad are extremely proud of you!

  2. Cassidy,

    I have talked with your mom some as I have also had Lyme’s for a number of years and went a long time before being diagnosed. I believe you would be my 3rd cousin, but either way, if I can be of any help, please let me know.

  3. Cassidy you are one amazing young lady. I am so proud to be your aunt. Keep positive and thank you for wanting to help others. I love you, Aunt Jackie

  4. Wow! You go girl. You are one strong lady. Very proud of you. Grandma would be so very, very proud of you too. Keep pushing on. Love you Cas.

    Aunt Christy

  5. Cassidy,
    I know you probably don’t know me or my name but I am in your Spanish class this semester. First period, with Mendez. I’m a freshman and while I know absolutely nothing about Lyme or what you’re going through, and I’m just starting to read your blog, I want you to know that I send you my best wishes. I will be reading your blog from here on out.

    Yours truly,
    Mary-Ellen Davis

  6. Cassidy, I read about you in the gazette. We have met briefly at your grandmas’s funeral. I am friends with your aunt Jackie and your mom and dad dj’d our wedding. Christina cuts my hair, it’s a small world! I have a niece your age with some medical challenges and few understand her difficulties. I would love for you guys to meet. You are both so beautiful and have so much to offer:) hopefully we can make that happen! We will be on touch soon. Hope you are having a great summer! Kathy hummer

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