Vanessa Farnsworth is a former horticulturist, journalist, and long-time resident of rural British Columbia. She has written many articles about Lyme disease and has spoken about the illness to audiences across Canada. Her memoir, 'Rain on a Distant Roof: A Personal Journey Through Lyme Disease in Canada' was widely acclaimed when it was published in 2013.
Her goal is to educate Canadians in every province about ticks, Lyme disease, and associated tick-borne illnesses using the latest research being published by Canadian scientists. The more we know, the greater the chances Canadians will be able to avoid contracting tick-borne diseases, get diagnosed quickly if they do pick up an infection, secure effective treatment from medical professionals in Canada, and go on to live active, productive lives.
To learn more about Vanessa Farnsworth, visit her author website.