Overcoming Fear: Sickly Child Fights Back To Become EMT, National Guardsman

Some people take the lemons that life hands them and make them into Lyme-Aid. Ryan Will, a paramedic with the American Medical Response ambulance service in West Hartford, Connecticut struggled with Lyme as a child. He was often sick in the doctor's office. He now is facing his fears by jumping out of airplanes "for stress relief", and is a first responder in ambulances helping to save people's lives. Ryan is a shining example of the strength and resiliency of the human spirit. He overcame the mental and physical challenges of Lyme disease and now is giving back to his community. Congratulations to Ryan and all of the brave Lyme warriors who fight the good fight every day and pay it forward when they can.