Mommy Minute: UCONN grad slowed by Lyme disease writes children’s book with mom

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GLASTONBURY - Lauryn Wendus was 23 years old, working hard in private equity and corporate finance.

OliverPoonsCover600"All of a sudden, I started to feel 'off' and I wasn't sure exactly what was wrong," says this Columbia native and UCONN graduate. "I started having joint pain. I had trouble walking up flights of stairs. I had swollen lymph nodes. Really odd things were going on with my body and I felt like I was losing control of my health."oliver

After suffering vision problems while driving, she sought medical help and was diagnosed with Lyme disease that had progressed extensively. At a time when she could've become depressed —- young, homebound and in pain — she made a decision to focus on the positive and discovered a new, unexpected path.

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Learn more about Oliver Poons and the Bright Yellow Hat.

An Oliver Poons Story Time is taking place at Nana's Infant and Children's Boutique in Glastonbury on Thursday, June 11 at 10:30 a.m.