Recently, we have been involved in two new events thanks to the behind the scenes work by Dave Tierney who got Governor McCrory to sign the May proclamation about Lyme Disease in NC.
On June 20, the Davidson News published a story on Lyme Disease focusing on prevention that hopefully will help spread the word that Lyme Disease does exist in NC and measures to take to reduce the risk of exposure to this disease. The article is posted here or directly at http://davidsonnews.net/healthandfitness/2014/06/20/despite-spike-in-nc-cases-lyme-disease-awareness-lags/.
Also on July 3rd, WTVD News Channel 11 in the Triangle had an extensive program on Lyme Disease focusing on the medical controversy over treatment of Chronic Lyme Disease. This article is posted here or directly from the WTVD News website at http://abc11.com/health/i-team-controversy-over-lyme-disease-in-north-carolina/153878/. Hopefully this program will help increase awareness of Lyme Disease in NC and the difficulty that many of us have in getting proper treatment.
Finally, we were sad to learn of the death in Raleigh of James Harold “Jim” Young from the effects of chronic Lyme Disease. Jim was the subject of an inspiring book by his wife, Erica Kosal, entitled “Miracles for Daddy” in 2013 by Burro Publishing in Raleigh. If you have not had a chance to read this story, we urge you to get a copy of the book and read it for its inspiring message. The Lyme community mourns the passage of Jim and is inspired by his struggle with this deadly disease.
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The North Carolina Lyme Disease Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization that works to increase community awareness and provide support to those with Lyme Disease.
The foundation was started in September of 2002 by Dr. Beth Jordan and Fonda Notch, who have both battled the disease and wanted to reach others who are trying to find out more about this controversial illness.
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