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IMAGINE: A LIFE WITH LYME DISEASE

IMAGINE is a short film documenting a typical day in the life of someone suffering from chronic Lyme Disease. This film was made in hopes of bringing more awareness and understanding to the fastest growing infectious disease in North America. In lieu of May being Lyme Disease Awareness Month, I challenge you to watch and […]

By |November 30th, 2016|Lifestyle, Stories|Comments Off on IMAGINE: A LIFE WITH LYME DISEASE

TOUCHED BY LYME: Girl’s Lyme “dream” goes viral

“Lyme disease advocacy can come in all shapes and sizes.

In January, a third-grade class in Mankato, Minnesota, learned about Martin Luther King, Jr. and his famous “I have a dream” speech.

In his honor, their teacher asked the children to draw pictures illustrating their own dreams for making the world a better place.

Nine-year-old Lizzy Erickson knew […]

By |March 18th, 2016|Stories|Comments Off on TOUCHED BY LYME: Girl’s Lyme “dream” goes viral

Opossums: The Unsung Heroes Against Lyme Disease And Other Tick-Borne Diseases

“Several states in the U.S. are reporting record populations of ticks and increasing tick-borne disease transmission, like Lyme disease, but clearing your yard of these blood suckers might be only one opossum away. Yes, that giant rat-looking animal that plays dead when threatened and hisses like the devil’s spawn when scared is actually extremely beneficial […]

By |January 13th, 2016|Stories|Comments Off on Opossums: The Unsung Heroes Against Lyme Disease And Other Tick-Borne Diseases

If You Think Lyme is Bad, Meet Babesia
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“Would you tell a friend or colleague that you thought they had an infection which is difficult to cure?



This is what happened to me while driving to a conference in Orlando, Florida, with a colleague who has been suffering with strange and uncomfortable symptoms for many years. Her doctors all continue to misdiagnose her. 
Why […]

By |January 13th, 2016|Stories|Comments Off on If You Think Lyme is Bad, Meet Babesia
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How a Tiny Tick Changed My Life Forever

Amy Tan

I have late-stage neuroborreliosis, otherwise known as Chronic Lyme.

 

I have had this disease since 1999. My case is, in many ways, typical. Like many, I had little awareness of Lyme disease, because I did not live in what was considered the tick-infested hotbeds on the East Coast. I am a Californian–that’s where I file […]

By |January 6th, 2016|Stories|Comments Off on How a Tiny Tick Changed My Life Forever

Avril Lavigne donates $60K to children with Lyme disease

Singer Avril Lavigne, who was diagnosed with Lyme disease over a year ago, has been raising funds to help others facing the illness. Her charity, The Avril Lavigne Foundation, recently donated more than $60,000 to the Lymelight Foundation, which provides treatment grants to children with Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.

Kudos to Avril Lavigne and to […]

By |December 29th, 2015|Stories|Comments Off on Avril Lavigne donates $60K to children with Lyme disease

The Lyme Wars

The Lyme-disease infection rate is growing. So is the battle over how to treat it.
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By |December 17th, 2015|Stories|Comments Off on The Lyme Wars

‘I’ve been left devastated by Lyme disease’

‘I’ve been left devastated by Lyme disease’ – Victoria Derbyshire

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that is spread to humans by infected ticks.
It is estimated that up to 3,000 new cases of the disease are diagnosed in England and Wales each year.
Symptoms can include a distinctive rash, tiredness, muscle pain or headaches.
The disease can be treated […]

By |November 5th, 2015|Stories|2,189 Comments

“What does Lyme Disease Feel Like?” Touching post by Jon Rothberg

Jon Rothberg:

This is what Lyme disease feels like.

“It is only those infected with Lyme Disease that truly know how horrid this disease is. What it does to lives. The atrocity of knowing the truth that this chronic, debilitating, terminal illness is spreading and ignored by the agencies we pay to protect us.

In a society of […]

By |October 15th, 2015|Stories|312 Comments

Brewer girl hopes her battle with Lyme disease can help others

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BREWER, Maine — It started with flu-like symptoms and progressed steadily. Fevers and rashes and aching joints followed. For four years, Ralph and Lisa Jordan of Brewer took their daughter to a growing list of doctors. The were seeking an answer to a painfully simple question.

What’s wrong with Sally?

It took nearly four years to […]

By |October 2nd, 2015|Stories|1,052 Comments