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About this cause:Fast enough to catch a shifty fifth grader, more powerful than a yellow school bus, able to read IEPâ€™s in a single bound. My sister Lauren is a special education teacher, a selfless supporter of those in need, and most of all my hero.
For all of my life, I have felt like my younger sister Lauren is without a doubt my older sister. Sheâ€™s endlessly supportive, always able to provide sage advice, an inspirational teacher, and sheâ€™s quick to act in a crisis. In fact, a few years ago, she saved my life during a diabetic seizure, and without her and her heroic efforts, I undoubtedly would not be here. However, now, I am acting as the older brother to try and save her.
Lauren has Chronic Lyme disease, a sickness without cure, a kryptonite of crippling sorts. Her Lyme related afflictions include fatigue, muscle and joint pain, cognitive issues, heart palpitations, and a host of other daily and life-changing symptoms. She as well has babesia, a co-infection of Lyme disease that attacks red blood cells. The treatments for these illnesses are costly, unending, and not covered by insurance. I see her day-to-day, exhausted and in pain, working three to four jobs to pay for treatments while still trying to be the same, outgoing person, inspirational teacher and loving sister that sheâ€™s always been.
Any purchase from Bravelets through this â€œBrave Page: Lauren vs. Lymeâ€ will directly support my kindhearted and caring sister, helping her to battle Lyme so that she can continue to be an inspirational teacher and an endlessly supportive human being.