Less than a year ago, Lotty Vigue’s future hung in the balance as she struggled with autonomic dysfunction syndrome. Doctors suspect that her left jugular vein was blocked due to still unknown, possible long-term effects of Lyme Disease. In February she underwent a risky medical procedure to restore blood flow to the left side of her body. In June she graduated from Valley Regional High School and for the next three months she is embarking on a gap year. Over this past weekend she traveled to South America by herself to experience the Brazilian Amazon up close with other NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) teammates.