Nick Vittas is a 34 year-old preschool teacher who resides in Austin, Texas. He contracted Lyme disease at the age of 20 and the disease has shaped some of his most defining characteristics. He began to write immediately after getting sick, initially grieving the old life he’d lost, and later searching for meaning in the new life the disease constrained upon him. Years of confinement created a fascination with the road within him, and he had the good fortune to enjoy a series of cross country adventures in 2006-07, of which this story comes from.
- Miracle Blue and the Patron Saint of Recklessness by Nick Vittas