Episode 146: Freestyle – an interview with Skye Cowie


Skye Cowie is a 21-year-old college student and professional athlete from Raleigh, North Carolina. Ms. Cowie’s Lyme disease symptoms began shortly after she was bitten by a tick at the age of 12.  At the time of her tick bite, Ms. Cowie played high level team soccer. Unfortunately, Ms. Cowie’s Lyme disease symptoms progressed rapidly rendering her incapable of participating in scheduled team practices or games. Although Ms. Cowie and her mother attributed her progressive illness to a childhood tick bite, she was not diagnosed with Lyme disease for over 6 years. During her lengthy diagnostic journey, Ms. Cowie discovered a way to pursue her passion and pivoted from team to freestyle soccer. Freestyle soccer granted Ms. Cowie the flexibility to practice when pain or fatigue did not interfere. If you would like to learn more about how a young woman used her resourcefulness to pursue her dream, overcome Lyme disease and work with First Lady Michele Obama, Adidas, Samsung, Wilson, Puma and Canon, then tune in now!