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My Son’s New Year’s Resolution for Lyme Awareness

My Son’s New Year’s Resolution for Lyme Awareness

My son’s teacher took the time to type and email my son’s resolution from a project in class, and it truly melts my heart.  It’s certainly not easy for either of my kids to have a mom with Lyme disease. Christopher’s Resolution ~ (9 years old, 3rd grade) My New Year’s resolution is to finally […]

Applying the “Science” of Gratitude

Gratitude is harder with a chronic illness. Illness takes more away from life than it gives, which gradually and painfully lowers one’s expectations.  Optimism and gratitude can’t reverse this completely, but can help if applied with determination, purpose, and consistency. Research supports this, at least, so I’m hopeful that I will find this to be […]

Lyme Disease U.S. Postage Stamp Could Become Reality ~ Letters Needed

Lyme Disease U.S. Postage Stamp Could Become Reality ~ Letters Needed

The National Stamp Advisory Committee is willing to consider a Lyme Awareness Stamp if enough national interest is received.  You can help with the (updated) letter templates and options provided here, or via groups noted in this post. In November 2014, the leader of a support group called Lyme Disease Eugene Oregon, Deb (‘Dive GirlDeb’ on […]

“Hope and Healing with Lyme Disease” ~ Riley’s Story (Video to Share)

“So whatever we’re in in the moment, sometimes it’s hard to imagine what’s coming….” ~Riley’s Mother, towards the end of the video

Dana’s (Video) Story ~ Sound Familiar?

“Courage isn’t having the strength to go on…it’s going on when you don’t have the strength.” This is the face of courage and hope! (Posted with permission…..scroll down AFTER you watch the video for something you will be very happy to know)

Kristine’s Letter ~ 1,000 Letters Lyme Campaign

This is another patient’s letter from the 1,000 Letters Lyme Campaign, posted with permission. See also Heather’s Letter, My Letter, or visit the group on facebook (The 1,000 Letters Lyme Campaign) to request membership (you can participate without being on facebook).  More stories will be published over time, but these are just a few examples of […]

Heather’s Letter ~ Patient Stories Beyond Montana

The following is one of hundreds of letters written so far as part of an awareness campaign, published with the author’s permission. She has since contributed significantly to spreading of other ongoing Lyme campaigns through social media networking and is soon to embark on the next phase of her lyme journey by beginning care with […]