From Illness To The Amazon

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.

Looty Vigue looks to Walt Disney for inspiration. What would Walt Disney have to say about her Amazon adventure? Lotty answers, "he always said  'instead of talking about what you want to do - to actually go out and do it.'" I've always said I want to do something different and make my mark. This is what I want to do.

A performing artist in high school, Lotty looks to Walt Disney for inspiration. After her travels this year she wants to study performing arts and someday work in animation and theater. What would Disney have to say about her Amazon adventure? Lotty answers, “he always said ‘instead of talking about what you want to do – to actually go out and do it.’ I’ve always said I want to do something different and make my mark. This is what I want to do.”

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2 Responses to From Illness To The Amazon

  1. Rusty Squire says:

    You go Lottie! I’m so glad you are getting to go on your trip. Have a ball and take lots of photos for Uncle Rusty!

  2. Liz Squire Vigue says:

    We are so proud of you! You have worked so hard to get here. xx