Episode 174: Bite Me – an interview with Ally Hilfiger


Ally Hilfiger is a multi-dimensional artist residing with her husband and daughter in Los Angeles, California. Ms. Hilfiger’s Lyme disease journey began when she was bitten by a tick at the age of 7. Undiagnosed Lyme disease presented various physical and emotional challenges during her childhood, but it could not contain Ms. Hilfiger’s artistic genius. She began a professional stage acting career at 13, produced an acclaimed film at 16, and created and starred in MTV’s first reality tv program at 17. Her illness did force her to pause her career at 19 when psychiatric symptoms required an involuntary institutionalization. During her hospital stay, an enlightened doctor recognized her symptoms and diagnosed her with Lyme. After her diagnosis and early treatment, Ms. Hilfiger pursued artisan painting and built a successful fashion design company. Recently, she answered a call to dedicate her life and talents to help others heal from Lyme disease. The healing mission manifested in the publication of a widely read Lyme testimonial book. Today, she is one of the most active and thoughtful figures serving the Lyme disease community. If you would like to learn more about how Ally Hilfiger is dedicating her multi-dimensional artistic talents to helping end the suffering caused by Lyme disease, then tune in now!