Name: Ann, 22 years old
Submitted by: Her cousin
Location: Denver, CO
What's going on?: Ann was diagnosed with Chronic Lyme Disease in 2014 (her senior year of high school) after unknowingly living with the disease for 11 years. There is no cure and unfortunately every treatment she has tried has been unsuccessful. As a result she has severe pain (mostly muscle & neck), which has caused her to miss out on major life events including her high school prom and graduation, college, family weddings, etc. She is in constant pain, unable to lift her arms over her head, and needing helping changing and bathing. Lately it has become so bad she is unable to talk because of so much face pain. The most she can do is briefly walk through water in the pool, and can only sit up for about 10 minutes at the dinner table. Because of her circumstances she sometimes feels that living is just not worth all the pain. It would be so great to send some extra love and words of encouragement to her!
What do you love most about this girl?: She is a beautiful soul inside and out. She is smart, creative, loving and so incredibly strong. She is passionate about fashion, the royal family (who doesn't love Kate?!), and all things wedding.
Anything else you want to tell us? I do not want any mention of faith, God or religion in my letter.
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