Gabbi Hicks, Teenage Lyme Disease Activist

activistEach day of May for Lyme Awareness Month in 2015, whatislyme.com would like to recognize someone in the Lyme community that has done something to try to help the Lyme community. There are several “unsung heroes” in our community and we would  like to just offer them a little recognition and make sure that their achievements and efforts don’t go  unnoticed.

Today we would like to honor Gabbi Hicks.

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Gabbi is a young lady from Wisconsin, that no matter how sick she is, and we have seen her very sick, does what she can to help others and spread Lyme disease awareness.

Visit Gabbi’s Blog Here

Gabbi speaking to about 200 pre nursing students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

From Gabbi's Blog: "November 12th, 2014 This past Fall, I was asked to be a guest speaker for the pre-nursing students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I was told the attendance averaged 200 students and that I would need to speak for 25-30 minutes. I spoke to the students about diversity in the medical field, my experiences as a patient, and gave knowledge on the Lyme disease epidemic. "
From Gabbi’s Blog: “November 12th, 2014
This past Fall, I was asked to be a guest speaker for the pre-nursing students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I was told the attendance averaged 200 students and that I would need to speak for 25-30 minutes. I spoke to the students about diversity in the medical field, my experiences as a patient, and gave knowledge on the Lyme disease epidemic. “

 

May 2014 Fight the Bite Walk

"Students at the University of Concordia put together a charity walk with proceeds going to the Wisconsin Lyme Network." From Gabbi'
“Students at the University of Concordia put together a charity walk with proceeds going to the Wisconsin Lyme Network.” From Gabbi’s Blog.
Lyme warriors gathered the steps of my state capitol, Madison, Wisconsin, with the abundance of wheelchairs not going unnoticed. State Representative Gary Hebl of the 46th Assembly District addressed the crowd and spoke about his work on Lyme bill (AB751). from
Lyme warriors gathered the steps of my state capitol, Madison, Wisconsin, with the abundance of wheelchairs not going unnoticed. State Representative Gary Hebl of the 46th Assembly District addressed the crowd and spoke about his work on Lyme bill (AB751). from Gabbi’s Blog.
Gabbi, "Lyme warriors gathered the steps of my state capitol, Madison, Wisconsin, with the abundance of wheelchairs not going unnoticed. State Representative Gary Hebl of the 46th Assembly District addressed the crowd and spoke about his work on Lyme bill (AB751)."
Gabbi, “Lyme warriors gathered the steps of my state capitol, Madison, Wisconsin, with the abundance of wheelchairs not going unnoticed. State Representative Gary Hebl of the 46th Assembly District addressed the crowd and spoke about his work on Lyme bill (AB751).”

Facts to save your life: My Lyme Challenge

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Gabbi with friends and family at the Milwaukee Lyme Walk.

 

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Gabbi with Dr Saxe at the Milwaukee Wi, “Lace up for Lyme” walk.
Picture from Gabbi's Blog, Stop by and check it out!
Picture from Gabbi’s Blog, Stop by and check it out!

Gabbi’s video from the “Lace up for Lyme Walk.”

Gabbi with Kristin Collins at the
Gabbi with Kristin Collins at the

Lyme Disease: What Your Doctor Hasn’t Told You

A Lost Childhood:The Hidden Faces Of Lyme Disease

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Lyme Disease: My Journey To Recovery

Lyme Treatment: From Wheelchair To Wedges

Gabbi has sooo many wonderful Lyme awareness videos and videos on her treatments.

Please check out her Youtube Channel!

80a28463ba30ca24c044b22dfa4257a2Despite being quite ill herself, Gabbi always remains positive. She has  fighting spirit and know doubt will overcome this disease one day! She is on the road to recovery and through it all has been a big voice in the community. She is only 19 and look at all she has accomplished!

If you would like to acknowledge and thank Gabbi, just put a comment below. 





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