Living with Lyme and Thriving in Life
Kristy was a recreational athlete and a park manager, who loved being active and in the outdoors. Who, through years of misdiagnosis, went from running an Ironman to barely being able to walk and fulfill her job duties. Five years ago Wood-Giles was on a hike where she was exposed to several ticks, one in particular that badly infected her with Lyme and other co-infections. She now spends much of her time educating others so they can learn from her mistakes.
“There is a lot of misinformation and misunderstanding out there about Lyme and ticks and I feel it is my responsibility to do my best to protect others” explains Wood-Giles.
Throughout the whole ordeal of repairing her health, Wood-Giles wrote about her journey and it has resulted in her book Two Week Window. Her incredible insight and drive find her sharing her knowledge on a daily basis and beginning to enjoy life.
She now spends much of her time working on projects to help get people enjoy nature and get outdoors safely. She states that "Despite my experience, I need people to know of the value of nature and getting outdoors, but I also need them to know how to do it safely too."