About Me

Hello there! My name is Ana and I’m 24 years old. I was newly married and pursuing a career in ballet when my life took a devastating turn. I fell severely ill and was diagnosed with late stage Lyme Disease in 2012. In early 2017, I discovered that toxic mold was also playing a big role in my illness. I became so sensitized to mold that my dear husband and I were forced to leave our home and belongings in search of a place with cleaner air for me to breathe. Our search landed us in the middle of the desert, living in a tent with next to no camping experience.

After six months of camping and strict mold avoidance, I recovered so much of my health that we were able to move into an apartment in South Dakota. I’m continuing to heal in leaps and bounds.

I started this blog to chronicle our camping adventures, process my grief through writing, and lend my voice to others suffering from isolating illnesses. Now my desire is to offer hope and encouragement to others through my recovery story.

For a more detailed version of my story please click here.

Don’t know where it start?

Check out some of my most popular posts or start from the beginning.

Why I Chose Mold Avoidance

Suffering & the Problem with Christian Songs

So, Is it Lyme Disease or Mold?

Explaining Chronic Illness to Healthy People

A Love Letter to My Husband Caregiver

When God Betrays Your Trust

I Didn’t Know I Could Heal From Chronic Illness

Is Getting Fat Really the Worst Thing That Can Happen to You?

Hope for People with Mental Illness


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March 21, 2017
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