Lori Dunham,  —

Lori Dunham and her family have lived all over the world, thanks to the U.S. Navy. She and her husband have three children and currently live in North Florida. At age 14, their daughter was diagnosed with the rare disease Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome. Lori’s mission in writing is to inspire and encourage those who find themselves in the role of caregiver to a loved one with a rare disease. When she is not writing or homeschooling her two youngest, Lori enjoys reading, baking, and spending time with family.

Articles by Lori Dunham

Finding Strategies to Slow Our Pace

I have spent most of my life in a rush. As someone with a Type A personality, I love to be organized and manage my time efficiently. A great day for me is full of activities and to-do lists. Every task seems to carry a sense of urgency. There…

In a Weak Moment, One Nurse Made All the Difference

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” — Mother Teresa  In my experience, if someone claims that you can’t make a difference in someone’s life, I’d guess they’ve never walked the hard road of…

A New Medication Has Given My Daughter Her Mornings Back

Recently, I wrote about our family’s periodic need to assess medication protocol. This helps us figure out what is and isn’t working. I am a caretaker of our 16-year-old daughter, Grace, who has Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS). It is important that I communicate with her to determine…

These Tips Help Me Prepare for Our Next Doctor’s Appointment

For the first year after our daughter Grace was diagnosed with Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS), our schedule was filled with doctors’ appointments. Referrals to neurologists, rheumatologists, dietitians, and physical therapists abounded. Add in monthly IVIG treatments, and it felt like we lived at the hospital.