Micaela Hoo is a 28-year-old freelance content creator, social media manager, Global Lyme Alliance (GLA) peer mentor, and entrepreneur from Los Angeles, California. She is the co-creator of My July, a clean skin care brand.
Born in the eastern United States Lyme belt, Ms. Hoo’s childhood was interrupted by persistent illness, learning difficulties, issues with word recall, and heightened sensitivity. She made frequent trips to doctors and medical centers without securing a diagnosis.
Ms. Hoo’s health did not improve when her family moved across the county to pursue professional opportunities on the west coast. Frustrated by the medical community’s failure to diagnose the source of her chronic symptoms, she turned to social media where she was told she “sounds very Lymie”.
As a graduation present, her dad offered to pay for a visit to a highly regarded California based Lyme Literate Medical Doctor (LLMD). Her gift included an IGeneX Lyme disease test that answered the multiyear medical mystery.
If you would like to learn more about how Lyme disease inspired a digital creator and entrepreneur to build a social platform that bravely represents “what it looks like when you do not feel well”, then tune in now!
PS Randi Goodman from Think Lyme special guest co-hosted this interview with Rich from Tick Boot Camp!