Lyme Video,“One Little Bite,” Packs a Big Wallop Lyme activist finds storytelling workshop helps free previously squelched emotions

By Dorothy Kupcha Leland

M onica White once worked as a wildlife biologist and a wildland firefighter. Later, after the birth of her second child, she developed a seriously debilitating illness. Soon, her children showed symptoms, too.

Monica White co-founded the Colorado Tick-Borne Disease Awareness Association

It took a long time to figure it out. The doctors she consulted offered no helpful answers and she ended up doing her own research.

Finally, she recognized that tick-borne infections–Lyme, Babesia, anaplasmosis, tick-borne relapsing fever–were the root cause of her family’s physical ailments.

Because of the devastating effects on her family, Monica is motivated to help change the system that keeps so many individuals and families trapped in a no-man’s-land of untreated tick-borne illness.

She co-founded the Colorado Tick-Borne Disease Awareness Association and has organized educational conferences for patients. She has served on a subcommittee of the federal Tick-Borne Disease Working Group and other governmental panels. She also co-authored a journal article about Colorado ticks and the diseases they carry…..Join or login below to continue reading.

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