Author: Allie Cashel

Allie Cashel is the author of Suffering the Silence: Chronic Lyme Disease in an Age of Denial. First diagnosed with Lyme disease in June of 1998, she has been a sufferer of Lyme, Babesiosis, Ehricliosis, and Bartonellosis for 17 years. As a passionate advocate for increased awareness of Lyme disease and other chronic illnesses, she cofounded Suffering the Silence, an online community for patients, friends, and family to share and witness the true living experience of chronic disease.

Becoming Visible

I never thought I would write about Lyme disease. I didn’t even like to talk