Melissa Olephant- Live Laugh Lyme

Patient Leader

Chronic Lyme disease is often misdiagnosed & is often hard to treat. It can be confusing, painful, scary,and isolating. It is important for me & my fellow Lyme sufferers to stay positive to help us on our healing journeys, & “laughter is the best medicine.” I post “The Laugh of the Day,” inspirational quotes, funny videos, & other humorous content that resonate with Lyme patients’ unique & often debilitating life-altering experiences. I share relevant information to help my readers know that they are not alone. I increase awareness about Lyme disease as a chronic "invisible" illness. Posting empowering songs like Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off" & Katy Perry’s “Roar" helps me uplift spirits.

Past Awards Participation

Third Annual Health Activist Awards

Nominations

Best in Show: Community or Forum Best in Show: Facebook Health Activist Hero

Finalist

Best in Show: Instagram Hilarious Health Activist Advocating for Another

Fourth Annual Health Activist Awards

Nominations

Best in Show: Facebook Best in Show: Instagram Best in Show: Twitter Best Kept Secret Hilarious Health Activist Health Activist Hero Rookie of the Year

Finalist

Advocating for Another

Fifth Annual Health Activist Awards

Nominations

Advocating for Another Best Kept Secret Best in Show: Community or Forum Health Activist Hero Hilarious Health Activist Best in Show: Twitter

Sixth Annual WEGO Health Awards

Nominations

Hilarious Patient Leader
Melissa Olephant- Live Laugh Lyme

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