TOUCHED BY LYME: Ora, the girl with the mystery illness
Nowhere Men is a Facebook Page run by three guys who say “everybody has a story to tell.”
They have traveled from the US to many different countries, making videos “about real people around the world so we can all understand each other a little bit better.”
Now back the US, they’ve been spending time in New York City. Recently, they held up a sign in a public place saying, “Tell Us Your Story.”
And that’s how Ora found them. Ora is a young woman who has struggled with Lyme disease for several years. As is the case for many folks with Lyme, it took her a long time to get properly diagnosed and treated.
When she spotted the guys making videos, she leapt at the chance to inform other people who are in the same boat.
Ora told me she wanted to make this video because “I feel that spreading awareness can help others who are struggling with a similar battle of mysterious symptoms without a diagnosis.”
Click below to hear Ora’s message.
Usually the worst part about having a long term illness is learning your diagnosis. But what happens when no doctor can figure out what's wrong with you? Ora is a real life example of a person whose story you might only hear on the show House.
Posted by Nowhere Men on Monday, September 11, 2017
The Nowhere Men are three world travelers who share video stories about everyday people. They believe that solving the world’s biggest problems begins by connecting us all through the power of empathy and understanding. Check out their website here.
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 .