May 17, 2022

The Tick Bite That Led Bruce Fries To His Second Wind

The Tick Bite That Led Bruce Fries To His Second Wind

Bruce Fries worked in the computer industry for a long time. But with the nature of his work, he eventually felt burnt out. He realized he wanted to spend time in physical activities, he then worked on farms maintaining fences and feeding horses. Unknowingly, that was the beginning of his biggest second wind.

In 2007, Bruce got a lump the size of a grapefruit on his knee, little did he know it was the beginning of his Lyme journey. Since 2014, he has been an advocate for Lyme patients and now collaborates between stakeholder organizations and federal agencies to advance research on Lyme disease.

In this episode, Bruce shares with us how he chose to use his illness and skills to help other people suffering from Lyme. Acquiring Lyme didn’t feel like a curse for Bruce, instead, it changed his life and brought him to his biggest second wind, to become an advocate and the voice for Lyme patients.

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