Sue Faber and Jennifer Kravis
Increased awareness of Lyme disease among health professionals will help alleviate some of the suffering associated with the illness.
Ticking Lyme bomb

In tears, Sue Faber pleaded with her doctor to give her one more chance.

“Please,” she implored during a July 2015 appointment. “Is there anything else you can think of that might be wrong with me?” 

For 14 years, Faber, a Burlington RN with expertise in both emergency and community case management, had struggled with mysterious and debilitating symptoms. She had seen half-a-dozen specialists who put her through every test imaginable. Each one came back negative.

In 2015, she was juggling a part-time job, a master’s degree program, and three frequently sick young children. She was desperate for answers.



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