The Faces of Lyme: Danielle
“You don’t lose, you learn”
Going full-throttle through life was how Danielle lived life. Giving 100% as a mom and professional jiu jitsu athlete, she pushed her body to the limit. Initially, fighting against the disease only lead her to fall twice as hard. Not until she embraced the disease did she begin to recover, she learned to take a step back, recognize her limits, and de-stress her life.
Danielle shares a unique perspective of Lyme disease and depression and the power of a positive mindset. She gives an honest look into how it has affected her social and home life. She shares situations many will identify with from forgetting names and driving directions to finding the energy to take her shoes off.
She will never be the same as she was pre-diagnosis, but she believes she is stronger in other ways including empathy, compassion, humility, self-awareness and attitude.