Local author and business owner, Carleen Eve Fischer Hoffman is featured in the new best-selling book “The Waiting Room: Invisible Voices of Lyme,” compiled by Vickie Gould. The book is a compilation of 27 real life stories, released to help raise Lyme Disease awareness, to encourage sufferers to keep fighting, and to help caregivers and doctors understand how to better support those with Lyme Disease. Compiled by author Vickie Gould, the book is created to share the truth behind Lyme Disease, the struggles that sufferers go through on a daily basis, and to bring awareness and understanding in the communities that we live in.

When asked about the process of writing for the book, Fischer Hoffman said: “It was difficult for me to write my story and I was hesitant to release it for fear of what my family, friends, and colleagues would think and in fact, I had missed the deadline while contemplating my decision. But then I thought to myself, what if by sharing my story someone reading it got inspired to speak up and get help, of course I would be happy with that!”

Gould said, “It is our hope that this book will not just raise awareness for Lyme Disease, but also give hope to those suffering. Suicide is a top killer of those suffering from Lyme Disease and part of the angst that goes along with it is the fact that many family and friends don’t believe in Lyme as it’s an invisible disease. I want this book to help those who surround Lyme sufferers, including doctors, to believe, love and support them so the suffering can end.”

The book is available for purchase on Amazon and all profits will be donated to the Lyme documentary “The Monster Inside Me.”

Carleen Eve Fischer Hoffman is a free-lance writer and local business owner who has been featured locally and nationally on radio shows and in newspaper and magazine articles, and television interviews. She owns two businesses, Carleen Hoffman Holistic Healing (www.carleenhoffman.com) and The Clutter Doctor, Inc. (www.clutterdoctor.com). She resides in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts and welcomes inquiries about her story.

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