Lyme Disease Foundation, formed in 1988 has stopped operations. Thank you Karen!
Karen Vanderhoof-Forschner. One of many who impacted my life. She spoke to the Providence Sunrise Rotary Club many years ago. I remember her talk about her child, Jamie who died from Lyme. I saved the brochure she gave me about Lyme disease.
The brochure was lost in my kitchen’s junk drawer until I saw a Lyme rash on my hip about 5 years ago. It did not look like a Lyme rash. It looked more like a pale sunburn. I searched the junk drawer and compared the brochure photos to my “sunburn” on my hip.
There was no comparison. My sunburn looked nothing like the Lyme rash. But the feeling of something was wrong dominated my thoughts and I saw my primary care doctor who declared my sunburn was the Lyme rash.
That changed everything – for the better. More later.