Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Midcoast Maine Lyme Disease Conference a SUCCESS!!


Posted May 04, 2015, at 10:07 a.m.
On Sat May 2 at the Wiscasset Community Center, the Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education group, a nonprofit organization, held their 1st Annual Midcoast Maine Lyme Disease conference. And the turnout was phenomenal!
The registration log showed 254 in attendance at this FREE community event that housed speakers that were experts in the field of Lyme and Tickborne diseases. Those who attended learned why Lyme disease is hard to diagnose and treat, why current available testing is faulty and why Lyme Disease in general is so controversial. People came from all over the state and New England. They came with questions and left with answers. One family came from Michigan with their teenage son who has been suffering from Lyme Disease and unable to find anyone to treat him. They were able to connect with one of the Lyme Literate doctors from the conference and he was going to be seen on Monday of this week! That family drove all the way to Maine with fear and desperation and left with tears of joy and left with a new found sense of hope. That is the feeling that so many experience when they finally connect with a Lyme Literate doctor and are being heard and believed for the first time. When they are given hope that they can get better.
On behalf of the Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education, Paula Jackson Jones and Angele Rice would like to thank all who participated in making this first year conference a huge success ~ the Wiscasset Community Center for providing their facility and meal provisions, friends and family who donated their time and resources to keep things running smoothly, the guest speakers and the vendors who came to help the people of Midcoast Maine better understand this very complex disease.
If you missed the conference, not to worry. It was recorded and the 2-DVD sets are available for purchase for $20 (send an email to: midcoastlymediseasesupedu@gmail.com)
The Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education is a nonprofit organization that raises awareness, fosters education, advocates for change and provide community support to the people in Midcoast Maine who are affected by Lyme and Tickborne associated diseases. If you would like to know more about us, have questions about our upcoming events or Lyme Disease in general, please visit our website at