Meghan Bradshaw has been a frontline advocate for people like herself living with Lyme disease. In 2017, misdiagnosed and improperly treated, Meghan went from a vibrant active twenty-something to experiencing rapid health decline in the subsequent years. Meghan was given a diagnosis of Lyme disease in 2019, nearly two years after initially falling ill. Inspired by her journey with Lyme disease, Meghan has since sought to educate the public about the prevention of tick-borne diseases and the need for additional research funding. Referred to NDRI by the Bay Area Lyme Foundation , Meghan discusses her commitment to being a living donor and her experience working with NDRI and the Lyme Disease BioBank to facilitate the acquisition of tissue for Lyme disease research. This tissue is made available to researchers studying Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections.
Listen to Meghan’s battle with Lyme disease and how she’s fighting to raise awareness for research.
For more information on Bay Area Lyme visit here: Bay Area Lyme BioBank