Women’s NBA star, Della Donna, to serve as first national Lyme Research Alliance (LRA) Ambassador
Chicago Sky forward, Elena Delle Donne, and Women’s NBA’s 2013 rookie of the year, has dealt with Lyme disease since 2008. It caused her to miss 18 games on three separate occasions during her college years at Delaware. After seemingly having it under control, she had to sit out 17 games for the Chicago Sky this season.
After going through this, Della Donne decided she wanted to do something to help the Lyme disease community. She will now serve as the first national ambassador to help promote awareness of the tick-borne disease.”It’s really special because Lyme disease has become part of my life now,” Delle Donne said in a phone interview. “I learned that I’ll wake up every day and deal with it. There are good days and bad days. If I can be a voice and reach out to people and make them aware of the disease it will help.”
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