This month is Lyme disease awareness month and there’s a great benefit happening on May 21.
Our friends, Nashville Unsigned, are throwing the “I Love the Way You Lyme” benefit show at Nashville’s The Back Corner. While they want to raise awareness for the disease in general, their main goal is to help a local songwriter. Aspiring songwriter Michaela Sheranko suffers from the disease and will use the money towards her stem cell treatment.
Sheranko has been struggling with Lyme disease for seven years. She’s gotten various treatments and worked with several doctors but it’s taken a toll on her body. She’s been in so much pain that she’s even had to take time away from her dreams of writing music. Sheranko made the decision with her medical team to undergo intensive stem cell treatment on May 29.
This treatment is specifically for Lyme disease and will hopefully repair her body and build her immune system. Nashville Unsigned stepped up to help raise money for this important treatment because it’s not covered by her insurance. A portion of the proceeds from the show will go directly to her treatment and to her non-profit, I Love the Way You Lyme.
“I’m hoping to bring my non-profit, I Love the Way You Lyme, to light and use it as a way to connect with others who are suffering with this disease,” Sheranko says. “No one has to fight this alone.”
The black-tie benefit happens on May 21 at The Back Corner from 7 PM to 11 PM. David Borne, Devon Gilfillian, Alaina Cross and The Western Sons will perform and there will also be raffles. Tickets are just $15 at the door, while they last.
Find out more about Sheranko’s non-profit here. The songwriter also has a blog and vlog where you can really see what she’s going through.