Give It One Last Shot

Persistence. Determination. Hope.

Sit back and listen close, we have a special one for you this week. Jenny Buttaccio joins us to talk about her emotional journey through self-discovery and strengthening, all of which really began with the formation of Lyme Disease. Jenny, former Occupational Therapist and now writer, has had Lyme Disease since before 2005 but didn’t have a diagnosis until nearly 2013. This disease certainly changed the way she lived but hasn’t stopped her from living a fulfilling life.

Be it in sickness or in health, all of us face problems that tend to take us back and put life on hold at times. Thoughts continuously fill our brain, convincing us to be scared, convincing us that we shouldn’t keep moving forward. However, at some point, one must reflect on themselves and those thoughts and recognize them as just that: thoughts. Thoughts, especially those without weight, are temporary and shouldn’t hold us back from chasing what we want. “Life is a series of beginning and ends. Just because something ends, doesn’t mean it’s the end of your life”.

The Brave Files. Living courageously through Lyme Disease.


  •    Plain and simple: Never give up. Find your purpose and keep moving forward

  •    Many thoughts are weighted in nothing. Recognize those and let them pass.

  •    The end of an era is not the end of your destiny.

Give and keep giving!

Jenny also loves to support charitable organizations as well, a couple of her favorites include Project Lyme and The Beagle Freedom Project.

Read some of Jenny's articles:

A Life on Pause

The Day I Told My Husband to Leave Me and My Lyme Disease

I've Never Met The Nurse Who Saved My Life

 IV treatment time

IV treatment time

 Jenny and her husband, Tom, celebrating her birthday.

Jenny and her husband, Tom, celebrating her birthday.

 Jenny's dogs, Opal and Emmi. She calls them  her "little joys."

Jenny's dogs, Opal and Emmi. She calls them  her "little joys."

Jenny's Bio:

Jenny Buttaccio is a former occupational therapist and now blogger/published writer on many different websites. In 2005, Jenny started a journey that turned into a discovery that she had Lyme disease, something that changed her life forever. Through many dark days, Jenny continues to push forward, and is now writing over 20 articles a month, spanning over numerous different websites.

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