Rachel's time to fight Lyme

$22,748 raised
GOAL $40,000
243 donations
since Nov 2016


My name is Rachel Battersby, I'm 25 years old and from the Gold Coast.

In June 2016 I was diagnosed with Lyme disease, a debilitating condition that has limited my everyday life for the past 6 years. With exacerbating and confronting body spasms that can take over at any time, anywhere without warning. A condition that has resulted in close to 70 emergency trips in the ambulance and multiple stays in hospital over the past 6 years. This disease not only causes these traumatic spasms but cripples my body with chronic pain day in and day out.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Lyme, it can be contracted oversea's by a tick bite, furthermore it isn't recognised in Australia by the medical profession. Therefore making it hard to get a diagnosis and even harder to receive the adequate treatment.

I'm now raising funds for medical attention in Germany by world leading specialists familiar with treating Lyme infection and the neurological impact that causes these debilitating spasms. After trialing the limited treatment options available in Australia, I've exhausted local processes. I'm now in need of extensive medical treatment in Germany, a country where many Lyme's patients seek treatment as a last resort. After years of extensive medical costs, the financial strain has taken a toll on my family and I, now restricting me from receiving the medical treatment needed for this disease.

Please help support me in this journey to free myself from Lyme Disease so I can reclaim my life as a happy, joyful, motivated young woman I once was!


Finally made it to Germany, this photo was taken on May 8th on Day 1.

Thank-you to all those who helped get me here to 'Infusio' in Germany. I will be keeping everyone up to date via my facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/zestforlifethecampaign/

I have already posted a video from my first day and will continue to keep everyone informed on my progress through the two weeks intensive and 3 months recovery.

I am so grateful to be here receiving treatment and will do my best with updates, however the first two weeks is very intensive and I will do my best. I may be a little slow with responding as I want to maximise my healing time without being to engaged on social media. It's been so lovey to have already receive so many beautiful ad encouraging messages in my first two days.

Lots of love,

Thanks for donating to my Fundraising Page Rachel's time to fight Lyme.
Together we raised $14,055.00 for Rachel Battersby.
I am really grateful for your generous help in reaching my goal.

Kind Regards,
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$22,748 raised
GOAL $40,000
243 donations
since Nov 2016
Fundraising for
Rachel Battersby
Rachel suffers from the debilitating effects of Lyme disease. Living in chronic pain limiting her quality of life and in frequent yet traumatic spasmodic episodes caused from the neurological effects of this condition. We aim to raise funds to send her to Germany for treatment.
Funds banked to
Miss R L Battersby
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Rachel Battersby
Tugun QLD

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