Lucy Jean : 18 : Sick for 7 Years (Story Shared 2012)
Borrelia (Lyme) Infection Acquired : Sth Queensland
International Travel History : Left Australia for the first time in 2012
Lucy : 18
Sick For: Since the Age of 11
What I want: Lyme to be recognised in Australia so that no one else has to lose years of their life to the ignorance surrounding Lyme disease.
My Dreams: To be able to walk without pain.
To go to a concert with my boyfriend, and have him hold my hand just 'because',
Not 'because' I am in agony, or seizing, or throwing up...
The Fraser Coast Chronicle 2012 article on Lucy and her journey:
"LUCY McGrail should be out having the time of her life like any other 18-year-old. But weighing less than 40kg, the Cooroy teenager has little energy to move much further than from her bed to a wheelchair.
She was diagnosed with arthritis seven years ago, but her condition has worsened in recent months, prompting her family to seek a second opinion.
Lucy's father, Gary, said the family believed her condition to be Lyme disease. "She was misdiagnosed ....
To continue reading the article go to The Fraser Coast Chronicle on-line article: http://www.frasercoastchronicle.com.au/news/doctors-reluctant-over-lucys-rare-illness-lucys-li/1599489/