But She Looks Fine is an honest and inspiring memoir that tells the story of Olivia's journey with chronic Lyme disease. The book is a reminder that even in the face of adversity, there is hope and potential for growth.
Her story shows her physical and emotional struggles that began when she was a little girl. Her chronic illness left her feeling alone, misunderstood, and bullied by her peers. She shares her journey with raw honesty, describing the physical pain, the emotional toll it took on her, and the challenges she faced trying to get a proper diagnosis. Despite all of this, she never gave up and instead turned her hardships into a life of advocacy.
One of the most inspiring parts of Olivia's life is how she used her own struggles to help others. She founded the LivLyme Foundation to raise awareness about Lyme disease and support research to find a cure. The foundation also gives grants to young people with Lyme Disease. A part of the proceeds of every book sold will support even more people struggling with Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.
A must-read for anyone looking for inspiration and motivation to overcome life's challenges. Olivia's honesty and vulnerability make her story relatable and engaging to readers of any age.
More about Lyme
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted to humans through the bite of infected black-legged ticks, also known as deer ticks. The symptoms of Lyme disease can vary but often include a rash that looks like a bull's eye, fever, fatigue, and muscle aches. If left untreated, Lyme disease can cause serious complications, such as arthritis, heart problems, and neurological disorders. Lyme disease is most common in the northeastern and midwestern United States, but cases have been reported in other areas as well. Prevention includes avoiding tick-infested areas, wearing protective clothing, and using insect repellent. Early diagnosis and treatment with antibiotics are crucial for a full recovery.
Tick Tracker: https://ticktracker.com/
Long Haul Tracker: https://longhaultracker.com/
Publisher: Gaudium Publishing (May 9, 2023)
Hardcover: 140 pages