NEWS: Canadian Lyme crusader Elizabeth Wood, RIP
She worked for more than two decades to raise awareness of Lyme disease and move her government to take action.
From the Winnipeg Free Press, March 18, 2014:
By Larry Kusch
A longtime activist who raised awareness about the dangers of Lyme disease in Manitoba has died.
Elizabeth Wood was 65.
Lorne Wood said in an interview from Emerson his wife died Thursday of a stroke she suffered late Wednesday night. She leaves five children and 12 grandchildren.
Wood helped found a support group in Manitoba for Lyme disease sufferers more than two decades ago — long before the tick-borne illness became a reportable disease in the province.
“The Lyme disease community in Canada has lost a very good ally,” said Jim Wilson, president of the British Columbia-based Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation.
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- March 26, 2014 at 4:30 pm
Hi! My name is Julie. I’ve had Lyme for exactly 11 years this month. I have neuroborreliosis and babesiosis. They are monsters! The herxes are horrific but going through them got me out of a wheelchair. I’m still too often bedridden. I have poor memory, repeated Lyme meningitis, and partial complex seizures. I live for my sons and my husband. I look forward to my reunion with my parents in heaven. Meanwhile, I’ll try to keep building strength and character through this fight!
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