Maisie McInerney is an advocate and awareness activist for Chronic Lyme Disease. Diagnosed in January of 2010, she wasted no time in sharing her struggles and connecting with fellow fighters. She began her blog, Lyme Chick, in the hopes of giving patients of Lyme what she didn’t have when she was first diagnosed: a community of understanding, loving peers going through the same mystifying illness. And some idea of what to expect with this diagnoses as well as practical advice. Lyme Chick has grown into a community of 11,000+ people, and Maisie has used her voice to advocate & connect with patients across the country.
In 2010 she was the recipient of The Turn the Corner Courage Award and The 2010 Top Health Blogger for Wellsphere. In 2011 she won HealthCentral’s “This is Me” video contest for her video on Chronic Lyme. She was also a WEGOHealth Health Activist Award Finalist in 2011, 2012, and 2013. In 2012 Maisie completed her 200 hour certification to teach yoga. When she fully heals, she plans to teach yoga to chronically ill patients as a therapeutic healing method to complement patient’s current treatments.