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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

‘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 [...]

“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 [...]

Brewer girl hopes her battle with Lyme disease can help others

Original Source 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 [...]

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