Episode 321: Sculpting Recovery – an interview with Flora Deborah


Flora Deborah is a 38-year-old artist, sculptor and photographer from Tel Aviv, Israel.

Ms. Deborah was born in Evian, France and raised in Milan, Italy. During her childhood in Italy, she discovered an aptitude and love for the drawing arts.

In 2015, she moved to Israel to attend graduate school. Shortly after earning a master’s in fine arts degree and beginning a career as a sculptor, a friend noticed a bullseye rash on the back of her arm and urged her to visit a doctor to be tested for Lyme disease.

Approximately one month later, she discovered a second bullseye rash on her calf. Despite visiting 30 doctors and asking to be evaluated for Lyme disease, she was not treated for Lyme. In less than two years, she progressively developed chronic symptoms that rendered her bed bound.

Desperate for a diagnosis, Ms. Deborah stepped out of the public health care system and had “blood work privately” tested by Armin Labs in Germany and she tested positive for Lyme disease.

If you would like to learn more about how a bed bound artist rediscovered her childhood love for the drawing arts while treating and healing from Lyme disease, then tune in now!