LymeLight Foundation sharpens its focus on congenital Lyme disease
LymeLight Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides treatment grants to children and young adults who have Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.
Recipients can use the funds to pay for medication, supplements, doctor visits, lab testing, alternative practitioners such as acupuncturists and chiropractors, and related transportation costs.
Since 2011, LymeLight has awarded over $7.7 million to more than 1100 individuals throughout the United States.
According to a recent Facebook post by LymeLight, the organization has become increasingly focused on the issue of congenital Lyme disease. Among other things, they have compiled a Lyme and Pregnancy page on their website, with many useful resources.
Furthermore, after analyzing data from families who received grants over the past three years, LymeLight released a startling statistic. More than half of their recipients were likely infected in utero.
Several of their families shared their congenital Lyme stories on video. LymeLight presented the video at a recent Lyme conference and now is making it available to the public. The organization says it will share additional videos on its website in the coming weeks.
Click here for information about applying for a LymeLight Foundation grant.
The application deadline for the next round of grants is December 9, 2022.
TOUCHED BY LYME is written by Dorothy Kupcha Leland, Board President of LymeDisease.org. She is co-author of When Your Child Has Lyme Disease: A Parent’s Survival Guide. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.