Gabrielle of The Globall Townhall caught up with Candice Accola recently. Check out this brief Q &A. Candice talks about her life philosophies and offers advice on building a successful career. She also talks about her involvement with Turn the Corner, an foundation that supports the awareness and education of Lyme Disease.
Gabrielle Reilly: What is one of your favorite life philosophies that may inspire our readers?
Candice Accola: No doesn’t mean never, it just means not yet. Visualize what you want to accomplish and work like hell to get it.
Gabrielle Reilly: What advice can you offer for building such a successful career?
Candice Accola: Know what you want. Don’t compare your accomplishments or failures to your competition and know that careers are built differently for everyone.
Gabrielle Reilly: You have become very passionate about Turn the Corner Foundation. Can you tell us about that?
Candice Accola: A very dear childhood friend got very sick and after years of frustration and misdiagnosis, she found out she had Lyme disease. I’m embarrassed to say I’d never heard of Lyme and after hearing it’s conceived from a tick bite I thought it’d be an easy treatment process. Boy was I wrong! When I think of all the components of this complex disease, the treatments and the political separation within the medical community revolving around Lyme, I am still shocked.
I decided that I had to help. I couldn’t sit idly by and hear any more gut wrenching stories of individuals, couples and families who’d been misdiagnosed and thus treated for the wrong disease in the same fashion my friend and her family were misled.
My friend’s mother introduced me to Turn the Corner. I was so impressed with their documentary, Under Our Skin and their Physicians Training Program that I knew I had found a great organization to lend my voice to. It’s a new partnership, but I could not be more excited to be working with them in order to increase awareness and continue my own education on Lyme.
Read the rest of the Q&A.