Allie Cashel

Patient Leader

Allie Cashel is author of Suffering the Silence: Chronic Lyme Disease in an Age of Denial and the co-founder of Suffering the Silence, a 501c3 dedicated to breaking the stigma around chronic illness and invisible disability.


Burlington, VT


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We created Suffering the Silence as an online community for people living with chronic illnesses, a space for patients, friends, and family to share and witness the true living experience of chronic disease. Too often patients of these illnesses feel silenced and dismissed. We want to help people start to break that silence.  — Allie

They have done a fantastic job at giving those affected with. Chronic disease voice to share their stories.  — Michael

Allie Cashel

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