Thanks for visiting my fundraising page! I am raising money to benefit The Dean Center for Tick Borne Illnesses at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston. The first of its kind, The Dean Center can diagnose and treat Lyme Disease and is doing important research to help find a cure.
I have been ill with Lyme Disease for 7 years and it has changed my life in profound ways. I live day to day never knowing what each day will bring and If I will spend it being the productive adult we all want to be or spending it in bed praying the flare will pass quickly. I miss my old life and thanks to The Dean Center am making progress towards regaining it.
My wish is for everyone with Lyme to have access to the cutting edge diagnostic tests and treatment protocols the Dean Center provides and help advance the important research projects underway to find a cure.
According to the CDC there are 300,00 new cases of Lyme Disease diagnosed annually and many of those are here in the Northeast. Approximately 35% of those infected with Lyme will continue to be symptomatic even after the standard treatment with antibiotics.
The disease is often missed or misdiagnosed because doctors and citizens lack the awareness to identify symptoms and the correct way to treat the disease. Lyme is manageable and some believe curable if caught early enough and treated with the right antibitoics.
Your contribution will help support the treatment facility at The Dean Center as well as research projects that will help find answers and work towards a cure.
Thank you for any donation you can offer and let's crush Lyme Disease together!