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Vernon woman shows what Lyme disease really looks like

Amy Soranno, 21, shares how her life changed when she got Lyme Disease in a documentary called Amy's Complex Case.
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VERNON - A young Vernon woman battling Lyme disease hopes you’ll share her story.

It couldn’t have been easy to tell, and it’s not always easy to watch, but 21-year-old Amy Soranno’s two-year story of pain and unanswered questions is now laid out in a documentary called Amy’s Complex Case.

The video, which can be viewed on YouTube, includes emotional interviews with Amy, her family and friends, and provides a glimpse into her day-to-day life of doctor visits, fatigue,  headaches and joint pain.

The former Seaton Secondary School student was a bubbly, energetic, and healthy young woman up until two years ago when she became ill. Now, she is bedridden and in pain most of the time.

She has since seen numerous doctors and specialists across Canada and the U.S. and been tested for just about everything. Her condition appears to be a combination of Lyme disease, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) and Sjogren’s Syndrome.

An online fundraiser has also been established to assist the Soranno family with hefty medical bills associated with Amy’s treatment.

You can view her documentary below. She hopes you'll share it and help increase awareness about the disease. 

Credit: YouTube

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at chelston@infonews.ca or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724

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