This blog has several goals. First, to explore the personal side of Lyme disease and how it affects individuals and families. Second, to highlight useful information for people seeking answers about this complicated illness. Third, to help foster a sense of unity and shared purpose among the many diverse members of the Lyme community. Dorothy Kupcha Leland has a family member with Lyme disease. She is co-leader of a Lyme patients’ support group, and is LymeDisease.org's VP for Education and Outreach.
Connecticut’s Lyme-treating pediatrician has lost his appeal to the state Supreme Court. This does not change his status in any way. The appeal focused on a particular point of law, and the court did not agree with his argument. However, due to a wide variety of circumstances, Dr. Jones is in need of immediate financial help. Dr. Sheila Statlender, a long time supporter of Dr. Jones, gives the following explanation. Continue reading →