Teen Triumphs With Tick Tracker App
A teenager who was bitten by a tick and contracted Lyme disease has been the lead in the design of ‘Tick Tracker’ an application for mobile devices that can help to track and report ticks. Olivia Goodreau has been asked to testify before lawmakers in Maryland about the benefits of the app and to help others that suffer with this chronic disease to get the medical assistance that they need. Here’s an article with more information:-
Olivia Goodreau suffers from Lyme disease. After developing an app to track ticks, she’s testifying in front of Maryland lawmakers to help get patients the medications they need. On her bad days, or Lyme days as she calls them, getting out of bed is a struggle. “You just feel horrible, and you feel like you have the flu,” Olivia said.
Let’s hope that this is not only a success towards tick control in Maryland but also in other parts of the United States.
Olivia knows a lot about the issue. She’s started a foundation, Liv Lyme, which helps families pay for Lyme medication. “Sometimes children talking is better than adults talking, so we’re happy to help Maryland,” Holiday Goodreau said. “And we hope it does get passed because then hopefully it’ll go to the rest of the 50 states.”
Let’s hope that the app can help to educate people on the dangers of ticks and emphasize the importance of protecting yourself from not just Lyme disease, but the many other tick borne illnesses that can be so easily transmitted in just one bite!