“My daughter knows what I was like before I was sick,” she said with tears in her eyes. “My son doesn’t.”
By CHRIS PETERSON Hungry Horse News, May 27, 2015
In April 2010, Angela Daenzer was doing field work as a biologist for the Flathead National Forest when she startled a moose up the Middle Fork. She ducked off into the brush to avoid the angry animal, and while the moose encounter was a bit scary, there were worse things to come.
While hiding in the brush, Daenzer picked up a tick that bit her in the scalp. After a shower hours later, she found the tick and, disgusted by it, she pulled it out of her hair and threw it in the toilet.
Daenzer is convinced that tick gave her Lyme disease, or at the very least a disease very similar to it. Within a week, she became very ill. She got the chills and a sore throat and then what she and her doctors thought was an ear infection and then severe jaw pain.
We are so grateful to (Candadian Lyme-patient) Artist Brandi Lee Ethier for allowing us to use her extremely inspiring, still-in-progress painting. Thank you!
We are gearing up to launch May 1, but we will need help from our Lyme community. By this Wednesday, April 15, we will be ready to start asking some of our biggest pre-launch questions.
One of our biggest needs will be your location and some basic information.
This will help build an initial map for educational and general purposes, but especially for increasing VISIBILITY and AWARENESS for our region, beginning with the upcoming MayDay Project Rally at IDSA Headquarters in Arlington, VA, April 29 and May1, 2015.
We will have an outreach/information form ready Wednesday so we can begin to collect information for the map and to start to answer some of our basic but yet-unanswered state and regional questions (a much larger, long-term undertaking).
Starting Now you can share the Facebook page and the soon-to-come event page to help us reach as many people as we can within and beyond our region, and please be sure to help us with our requests as we get ready for our May 1, 2015 Launch!
A Multi-Purpose Pre-Request, Via Invisibly Lyme Montana & Others:
Multiple requests in the coming weeks, as with the one above, will offer mutual benefit to this group and to on-going or additional new campaigns or efforts by other groups, so stay tuned….