Episode 246: Forgiving Spirit – an interview with Gabriella Bordonaro


Gabriella Bordonaro is a 21-year-old student majoring in Marketing at Le Moyne College located in Syracuse, New York. She plans to continue with her studies by attending graduate school in the fall.

Ms. Bordonaro spent her childhood in the rural central New York region where she enjoyed a life filled with outdoor activities. Hailing from a family of athletes, she followed in the footsteps of her uber athletic brother and became a 4-sport athlete.

Unfortunately, her outdoorsy childhood in the northeastern United States Lyme belt frequently exposed her to ticks. She suffered an undisclosed tick bite that triggered migrating and undiagnosed illnesses. Her regular visits to the pediatric doctor’s office caused her to have “the biggest file out of all the other kids/”

At the age of 17, she suffered an injury and then an illness that reminded her of the symptoms a close friend described after suffering a tick bite. She subsequently tested positive for Lyme disease and began treatment.

During her treatment journey Ms. Bordonaro learned that diet, exercise, and forgiveness are essential elements of immune health and healing. She started a fitness/ health Instagram page and reminds herself that “no matter what people say… you can control how long you are going to hold on to it.”

If you would like to learn more about how a forgiving spirit enhanced a young woman’s healing from Lyme disease, then tune in now!