In 2002, Nan brought herself and a tick to her doctor’s office. While she was positive on the Elisa and negative on the Western Blot (by CDC standards), the doctors took the “wait and see” approach. As she had no rash and no symptoms, there were no options to treat her. It wasn’t until 2008 that Nan became highly symptomatic and began treatment for Lyme disease.
Sadly, not enough has changed and this is still a common scenario for so many people. Motivated to help others after being diagnosed, Nan joined the Board of Turn The Corner Foundation and remained on the Board as it grew to become Tick Borne Disease Alliance (TBDA) and, ultimately, Global Lyme Alliance (GLA).
Today, Nan remains committed to freeing the world from tick-borne diseases through her work with Project Lyme and Generation Lyme. She has her B.S. from New York University and is a registered Occupational Therapist specializing in Pediatrics. Nan lives in NYC with her husband Moshe Sukenik and has three adult children, one of whom suffers from Lyme disease.