State Resource Links will gradually be broken apart into pages by type/topic.
For now, state pages will contain preliminary lists, as applicable. Please feel free to contribute via comments or contact forms with relevant links and resources.
Lymedisease.org ~ Find Your State Group
Join with others in your own state to bring change through education, advocacy and activism. Share with people who will understand your story. Ask for help, find a doctor, tell people about events.
Local Support Groups
- Help us get in touch with your group leader and/or list your group or a group contact
- Consider starting a local group. If you need help with this, perhaps we can assist, such as:
- helping you find other patients in your area;
- helping you find your next-nearest neighbor groups for networking;
- brainstorming ways to connect where geography precludes in-person meetings.
Some of our states may have very few to no existing support groups, though you also could have a fellow Lyme patient less than a mile away, in the very next town, at your child’s school, or across town that you don’t know about yet (all of the above were the case for me).
Please feel free to share any of the following via comments, the contact form below, or via firstname.lastname@example.org
- Interests/talents/skills or just that you’d like to get involved;
- Relevant or interesting links for your state;
- Organizations either in your state or involved in your state;
- Events in your state (past, present, future);
- Lyme or tick research, data, survey, or detection efforts (Lyme and/or ticks).
Wyoming Lyme Data via TickCheck.com (440 est. cases)
Reports of Lyme Disease in Wyoming: 55
Due to the fact that the CDC’s data only represents confirmed cases, the actual quantity of lyme disease cases may be far greater. We estimate a total of 440 true cases of lyme of disease in Wyoming.
Living With Lyme
Planet Jackson Hole (2012)
Jackson Hole, Wyo.-Stacey Dana Price doesn’t know how long she’s been living with Lyme. She remembers a tick embedding itself in the back of her neck when she was three years old. An uninformed doctor burned it out. Price was never the same.Every doctor in the state of Wyoming will tell the 45-year-old Jackson woman she did not get Lyme disease from that tick. At least the ones Price went to did. They told her she could have rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), Parkinson’s, Lupus, mono, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, or a dozen other frightening ailments.
About Kim (Contracted Lyme in Wyoming)
Hello! My name is Kim Sampson…
I am a forty-six year old single mom of three teens, a TV News Producer and a Lyme Disease patient…who is not very patient!
I was bit by a deer tick while on vacation in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, in 1989. Yes, twenty years ago! Wyoming is one of the states the IDSA said didn’t have Lyme Disease.
Lyme disease debilitating to all ages
Wyoming County Press Examiner (2014)
This summer, beware the microscopic creepers with a craving for flesh.
Whether or not it is fully respected or understood in the medical community, Lyme disease is very real, with literally life-changing repercussions.
Chances are, most people living in northeast Pennsylvania long enough have had run-ins with ticks, maybe even having to pry one off every now and again.
What may not be so obvious are the crushing effects that can result from a tick infected with Lyme disease, which can turn life upside down.
Take Molly Henn, 18, for example.
Many recognize Henn as the Wyoming County Fair Queen from 2013 – a junior at Tunkhannock Area High School.
Back in 2011, Henn returned from a vacation on Assateague Island, Md., to find what is commonly referred to as a ‘bullseye’ rash on her leg.
“I never saw or felt a tick,” Henn said. “And when I went to the doctor, they told me it was ringworm.”
Bringing Light to Lyme
Casper Star Tribune (2009)
For Miss Converse County, the 2009 Miss Wyoming Scholarship Pageant represents a chance to address a much more personal problem she believes not many people know exists.
Charis Vetter, 22, of Douglas suffers from the long-term effects of Lyme disease, which she acquired from a tick bite while on a canoe trip in Minnesota at the age of 12.