Posts tagged Mikayla Vallati
Unexpected Motivation: With Chronic Lyme Disease Wrapped Tightly Around Her Entire World, 16-Year-Old Mikayla Navigates This Daunting Diagnoses With Both Determination and Patience

Let's start here, shall we?

While most kids my age have days full of plans and activities like sports and social gatherings, I have days full of fatigue and headaches and doctors visits. I've been attending public school my whole life, until recently, when my health got to a point where I could not get out of bed. So I had to transfer to school online. 

While I do get some freedom, I also have almost nothing left that resembles a teenage life, which hasn't been easy.

I see people my age living life to their fullest and it pains me to know that some days I can't make it out the door. That's not a possible life for me right now. It's hard to think about the future because it's so unknown. Academically, I have been successful through this time of struggle, which is something I am very thankful for. However, it takes much energy, drains me out for the day, and leaves me with nothing left.

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