Help Tricia Beat Lyme Disease

As you know, Tricia Shannon was diagnosed with Chronic Neurological Lyme Disease.  This happens when a tick bite goes undetected.  The disease then wreaks havoc on the body causing neurological and physical symptoms like, word repetition, body jerks, arthritis like pain and swelling in the joints, fatigue, and dizziness.  The symptoms have recently increased to the point where she can no longer work as a teacher, at John F. Kennedy elementary school.  She had to take a leave of absence.  She was never the type of person to take time off.  
     When these symptoms first started, she took every kind of test, from spinal taps, MRI, blood work, you name it and she had it, but the tests came back negative.  She then had a doctor who sent her blood work to a special lab in California and that is when she was finally diagnosed with Chronic Lyme.  She has been battling this disease for a long time and has tried every type of treatment that this country offers.  Unfortunately, because the CDC in the US doesn't acknowledge this as a true disease, Tricia has been forced to pay thousands of dollars for her treatments, out of her own pocket
     Germany is a country where Chronic Lyme is acknowledged as a true disease.  With a lot of research she found that in Germany she can get a special treatment called Hyperthermia Treatment.  It is where the body is heated to a temperature of 106 degrees to kill the spirochetes that makes up Lyme disease.  This is her last hope to have a normal life to fight this terrible disease.  The treatment is done over a period of three weeks.
     Her husband Billy, who is a disabled, NYC Firefighter and 9/11 first responder, will be traveling with her to Germany very soon.  The cost is going to be $40,000.  I don't know how many of us could write a check for $40,000.  We are asking you to help with any amount that you can give. This will help them cover the cost of the trip and the medical expense of the treatment.  Thank You!!


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Organizer and beneficiary

Theresa Paquette 
West Islip, NY
William Shannon 
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