Lyme Mom's invited to meet with Federal Health Minister - Jane Philpott
We are thrilled to announce that we have received an invitation to meet with Jane Philpott on Sept 14th, 2017 in Ottawa! We will be hand-delivering the letters and petition signatures and comments through the Lyme Letters Campaign and Ticking Lyme Bomb Petition. Here is what you can do to amplify our voice as we speak on behalf of all Canadians affected with Lyme: 1: If YOU have a Lyme story to share or are supporting a loved one or friend with Lyme - please - write a Lyme letter! 2: If you haven't yet signed and commented on the Ticking Lyme Petition - now is the time - wouldn't it be amazing if we could present Minister Philpott with 100,000 signatures! We will be sharing updates regularly! Please note - the Change.org site for our petition: https://www.change.org/p/minister-philpott-ticking-lyme-bomb-in-canada-fix-canada-s-lyme-action-plan-now Our ongoing journey can be followed here: - click like to follow https://www.facebook.com/lymehopecanada/ More information on how to send us your Lyme Letter can be found here: http://lymehope.weebly.com/lyme-letters-canada.html Are you able to donate towards our ongoing advocacy costs? - please visit our Go Fund Me Page: https://www.gofundme.com/TickingLymeMoms
Lyme disease is one of the fastest spreading infectious diseases in the world. It is carried by ticks, which are migrating all across Canada at an alarming speed. Canadian scientists predict that by the year 2020, 80% of the population in Eastern Canada (including Manitoba) will be living in a tick-populated area. Right now, the Government of Canada is considering a draft Action Plan to address Lyme disease that does not do enough to address the issues.
We need to unite together, keep momentum going and continue to have our voices heard and our concerns addressed. Important: Updates on Lyme Letters Canada can be obtained by:
Lyme Letters Updates tab above
complete Contact Form above and request to be added to Lyme Letters Canada list
Important - I (Sue Faber), Founder of Lyme Hope, Lyme Letters Campaign and one of the Lyme petition authors have no conflicts of interest. I receive no funding and have no ties to any pharmaceutical, insurance or medical industries although I am a nurse by profession. I am simply a mom who has chronic Lyme Disease, trying to effect change to help my family and other Canadians. More information on me can be found here: http://lymehope.weebly.com/why-i-am-coordinating-lyme-letters-canada.html
LymeHope (Please note, this group is separate from the Lyme Letters Campaign): We are a Canadian support and advocacy group for Canadian Lyme sufferers with a focus on families of children and youth with Lyme Disease. Our purpose is to unite, engage and empower Lyme sufferers adults and children alike with Lyme Disease and Tick-borne infections from across Canada. When we come together, our voices are amplified and our message is clear and strong. No one should have to fight for equitable treatment, care and compassion from their physicians. It is our strong belief that every Canadian affected by Lyme and associated Co-infections should be provided with timely access to expert consultations with Lyme-literate physicians and have access to appropriate and reliable testing, patient-centered treatment and individualized, holistic care-plans. Families should not have to seek help outside of Canada for medical care.
It is our collective goal to compile our individual stories, case-studies and clinical evidence and to share this valuable information in a proactive way - with our medical boards, Public Health, and scientific/research community as well as the general public and local, provincial and federal government. This focused information will be a powerful means to develop insight and awareness regarding pediatric Lyme presentations from acute to chronic infection and congenital/gestational Lyme.
Are you interested in being a part of our LymeHOPE movement? Please fill out the contact form above.