A Lyme disease survivor and educator, Dr. Nancy Fox spent years with one illness after another and decided the illnesses were a part of her life. A change occurred when she took her father to a doctor who treats Lyme disease and he instantly saw her symptoms of Bell’s Palsy, the neurological symptoms, and fatigue. Through her dissertation and research, Dr. Fox found that children are the most underserved population of Lyme and tick-borne diseases for prevention and awareness. The LEAF Program was created and designed to serve children and their families with the hope and determination for irradicating tick-borne diseases through education and awareness.
In 2011, Dr. Fox’s first children’s book, “No Ticks Please”, was published. Then, in 2014, her second book, “Hide and Seek, and No Ticks Please,” was published. In 2017, No Ticks, Please|No Garrapatas, Por Favor was published. In 2022, That Bites is taking a different approach to bring about awareness of disease and illness through the stories of Insects.