Frances Pietri wrote -
Hello, My name is Frances, and I was diagnosed with Lyme Disease, in 2011. I had seen Lyme disease affect someone very dear to me years before I was diagnosed, but I still didn't know anything about the disease itself. I have done a lot of reading on this disease, and have seen more of the people I love be affected with Lyme since 2011. Seeing them suffer, as well as experiencing the roller coaster ride that Lyme Disease is firsthand, was enough to spur me to fight back, by raising money for research.
Diagnosis for Lyme Disease is extremely unreliable; to the point that more often than not people go untreated, misdiagnosed, or ignored and, worse, are treated like they're crazy. Lyme disease imitates conditions like, MS, ALS, Lupus, Autism, Bipolar Disorder, ADD, Schizophrenia, and the list goes on. Because of this wide spectrum of symptoms, it's easy to see how and why it goes undetected or is misdiagnosed. If reliable testing were available, hundreds of thousands of people would definitively know whether or not they had Lyme Disease and could get the proper treatment (saving patients thousands of dollars and countless hours of stress) . So I'm asking you to please join the fight: donate for research and development for reliable, accurate testing. Fighting this beast begins with knowing the enemy first, and your donations and your voices clear the fog of ignorance and misinformation and help bring the problem and its solutions into focus.
To learn more about Lyme disease, watch the documentary, Under Our Skin, or go to lymediseaseassociation.org.
*All dontions will be going to the Non Profit, LymeDiseaseAssociation (LDA) for research.