Leslie Hodge was hiking in North Carolina in 2005 when she found a tick embedded in her. After several weeks of flu-like symptoms she found a rash on her arm. Her doctor identified it as a bullseye rash and immediately put her on antibiotics. Her symptoms were primarily a deep exhaustion, a ‘perpetual cold,’ high blood pressure, and a weakened immune system. Her recovery has taken ten years of hard work, but now she is symptom free.