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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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13 thoughts on “Gabbi Hicks, Teenage Lyme Disease Activist”

  1. gabbi,
    CONGRATS you have accomplished so much for your age.

    i just finished watching ALL of your tubes; very well done!

    so glad to have watched your HS graduation ceremony.

    you are such a beautiful young lady inside as well as outside.

    thanks for teaching us all thru your videos of your I WON’T GIVE UP ATTITUDE!

    hugs/prayers,

    bettyg, iowa activist 😉

  2. I am beyond humbled by all of the support: the amazing comments those have left, all who have shared this link, and the unending support I have received these past 6 years. And of course, thank you so much to Lisa for writing this and for everything you do for Lyme patients. My hope is that I can represent & be an example of ALL of the amazing teens with Lyme doing great things. The work you guys do, all while sick during a pivotal moment of your life, inspires me each & every day to try and make a different as well. Love & Light to all <3 -Gabbi

  3. Gabbi, its a miracle that your better now. Keep making people aware of Lyme’s disease. Several people do not know enough information about the disease.
    Remembering when I worked at the HS with your Mom and you and your family were going through so many issues with finding out what was wrong. Thank God your better now.
    Keep inspiring others. Great girl.

  4. Gabbi Hicks is my personal hero! She never gives up and she never backs down. Her outreach to spread the word is amazing. Whether she is stuck in a wheelchair or in bed she continues to inspire me with her determination. Seeing her walk again helped me know that I could achieve the same results one day. Gabbi keep up the great work you do. I am honored to share all your videos. They are informative and inspiring. Thanks Gabbi!!

  5. Gabbi you are “The Voice of Inspiration” to so many children and teenagers who battle with Vector Borne Illness. I am amazed and so very proud of all that you have done to raise awareness of Lyme Disease. I can’t thank you enough for being you and doing what you do. You’re my superhero!

  6. Gabbi
    Keep up the good awareness, love your videos, I’ve shared on lyme Awareness Minnesota, thank you for being a lyme warrior.

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