The National Lyme Disease Memorial Park Project
is dedicated to all who have experienced the ramifications of Lyme and
other tickborne associated diseases.
encompasses both a virtual and a physical place. It will serve everyone
who has been touched by these devastating illnesses -the patients who
struggle to recover their health and their lives, the family and friends
who love them, the advocates, activists and researchers fighting to make
necessary changes and the physicians who are providing us help with
steadfast and extraordinary courage.
Memorial website was created for and will be maintained as a virtual
educational hub for those who have personally dealt with or who now
question the seriousness of chronic Lyme and tickborne associated
fatalities. In particular, it will list names and some condensed
obituaries of those who have passed away, so that we may not forget them
or the high toll of these diseases.
future physical Memorial Park will be a place of peace and healing where
those who have died from these diseases can be remembered in beauty, and
those recovering from Lyme and its effects can be refreshed and renewed.
Both the Memorial website and the Memorial Park will remain a work in
progress that will grow over time.
Our hope is that by
sharing accurate information on this subject, we will be able to help
others understand that Lyme disease is a severe National and International
growing threat and therefore dispel the prevalent myth of Lyme and
associated co-infections being "Difficult to catch, and easy to
cure" -a myth that has caused the deaths of far too many.
Our most heartfelt sympathies and sincere
gratitude go first to the families of those who have succumbed to Lyme and
tickborne disease associated fatalities.
We embrace your courage and mourn your losses. We appreciate your
willingness to share your most personal memories for the benefit of
others. We realize that each name represents a precious part of you that
was taken away too soon, and we thank you for supporting us in the never
ending endeavor of education.