Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Half Million Dollar Donation to Lyme Research in Canada

Some amazing news to share -- yes, on our side of the border even.

In a press release put out today, the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation (CanLyme) has announced receipt of a half million dollar donation toward their goal of establishing an independent Lyme research facility in Canada.

The donation was made anonymously by a family that had 2 members afflicted with the illness -- and went through the same nightmare faced by most Lyme patients in Canada.

“This family struggled within the Canadian health care system, as are thousands of Canadians, and were let down by poor testing and a false confidence within the medical community that Lyme disease is rare in Canada. The medical leadership in Canada, including the federal and provincial governments are letting us down. Doctors and patients are not told of the serious limitations of the tests used - limitations acknowledged by the global science community.”

You can read the complete press release here.

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