Young girl starts foundation to help those with Lyme disease

You should check out this wonderful foundation that a young girl from Denver, Colorado started and leads to help kids with Lyme disease and to find a cure for this tick-born illness.

I am sure I don’t have to tell you what a terrible problem we have in Maine with deer ticks and Lyme disease, as well as the other diseases you can get from these ticks which have now spread statewide.

Olivia suffered for years before a the 50th doctor she saw figured out she had Lyme disease. You will find her story very compelling, and her work on this problem to be inspiring.

You can read Olivia’s story, and lots more about the work of her foundation, LivLyme, on her website:

George Smith

About George Smith

George stepped down at the end of 2010 after 18 years as the executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine to write full time. He writes a weekly editorial page column in the Kennebec Journal and Waterville Morning Sentinel, a weekly travel column in those same newspapers (with his wife Linda), monthly columns in The Maine Sportsman magazine, two outdoor news blogs (one on his website,, and one on the website of the Bangor Daily News), and special columns for many publications and newsletters. Islandport Press published a book of George's favorite columns, "A Life Lived Outdoors" in 2014. In 2014, George also won a Maine Press Association award for writing the state's bet sports blog. In 2016, Down East Books published George's book, Maine Sporting Camps, and Islandport Press published George and his wife Linda's travel book, Take It From ME, about their favorite Maine inns and restaurants.