An Open Letter to Parliamentary Candidates


This is an open letter to all candidates in the upcoming Federal Election (2022). By Tanya Dupagne. Today I’d like to share a story that is very important to me: Once upon a time, there were thousands of patients who became incredibly sick with similar symptoms. For an average of 10 years each, they approached […]


Book Review: The Deep Places – A Memoir of Chronic Illness & Discovery by Ross Douthat


On the day his wife announced she was pregnant with their third child, Ross Douthat found a swelling on his neck, six inches down from his left ear. Ross and Abby were in the prime of their lives, a happy couple with established careers and a couple of kids. And to put icing on their […]


How Leonie squeezed Lyme out of her life


Leonie Shanahan had made it. She had chased a long-held dream; and worked hard to make a name for herself in the horticulture industry. She pioneered the Edible School Gardens program on the Sunshine Coast, published an educational book and DVD, and become known as an organic gardening expert. She won awards, hung out with […]


Book Review: The Autoimmune Fix by Dr Tom O’Bryan


Hi! My name is Miranda and like many who will read this review, I have Lyme or Lyme-like symptoms as some prefer to call it. I was formally diagnosed in 2014 after many years (well over 20 years) of strange symptoms, a situation I’m sure you can identify with. I was told I have Borrelia, […]


Andi Snelling urges her fellow Lyme Warriors to enjoy the mundane


In 2020, award-winning actor, writer and theatre-maker, Andi Snelling came on board as an ambassador for the Lyme Disease Association of Australia.


From professional football to Lyme disease and back

From professional football to Lyme disease and back


Eight years ago, Ryan Stig – now an LDAA Ambassador – was playing halfback for the Newcastle Knights and at the age of 22, he appeared to have the rugby-league world in Australia at his feet. He played 13 games for Newcastle and was rewarded by a two-year contract by incoming coach, Wayne Bennett. But his promising […]


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