UK billionaire’s whole family struck with Lyme disease
From the Telegraph (UK), Sept. 22, 2015
By Sophie Jamieson
The billionaire founder of Phones4U has revealed that his whole family have been struck down by the potentially deadly Lyme disease.
Earlier this month John Caudwell told the Telegraph of his 20-year-old son Rufus’s long struggle with the disease, which started with “panic attacks, serious agoraphobia and a terror of sickness” before being correctly diagnosed in February.
Now Mr Caudwell has admitted that he, his former wife, Kate McFarlane, and their two daughters, Rebekah, 35, and Rhiannon, 27, have all tested positive for Lyme disease as well. READ MORE.
- September 24, 2015 at 5:42 am
Gotta give him credit for speaking out. He could’ve just said his son had “stress” or “exhaustion” or whatever term celebrities use when they don’t want the public to know they’re sick.
He was also right to call out the British government on how they treat Lyme. The British people pay for their health care system with their taxes and deserve to have their Lyme treated.
Since I’m guessing their government moves about as fast as ours, maybe he could help other Lyme patients in the meantime. He said something about donating his fortune. Maybe he could start a fund to help those who can’t pay for treatment.
- October 3, 2015 at 6:25 am
At last there is hope that something will be done for Lyme sufferers
- October 8, 2015 at 10:39 am
I think the multiple press articles can especially help we who’ve been suffering for a long time and have been so isolated. Imagine … a man who is a Lymer, and his whole family has Lyme, can speak and be heard by the press at any time because he’s a billionaire. I’m still trying to get my head fully wrapped around this.
We have our Elizabeth Taylor. WAHOO!
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