TOUCHED BY LYME: Decorated female Air Force pilot now “unfit for duty”
The first patient advocate to address Monday’s inaugural meeting of the Tick-Borne Diseases Working Group in Washington really knocked our socks off.
Air Force Colonel Nicole Malachowski, the first female pilot ever chosen to fly in the elite Thunderbirds, told the panel she will soon be permanently medically retired, due to “damage and ongoing effects of neurological tick-borne illness.”
Listen to her compelling story.
TOUCHED BY LYME is written by Dorothy Kupcha Leland, LymeDisease.org’s VP for Education and Outreach. She is co-author of When Your Child Has Lyme Disease: A Parent’s Survival Guide. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org