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Month: October 2020

Johnson City teen and mom raise money for other Lyme disease patients – KXAN.com

Johnson City teen and mom raise money for other Lyme disease patients – KXAN.com

JOHNSON CITY, Texas (KXAN) — For $50, Johnson City teenager Maura Ibanez painted her father’s nails lime green. When she reached $100, Ibanez dyed her horse’s mane lime green. “That was really fun. Dad was so uncomfortable having green nails. Oh, so much fun to watch,” Maura said. Maura Ibanez painted her father’s nails lime green (Courtesy: Sharon Ibanez) “And we made him keep it for almost a week! He’s a volunteer firefighter here in town and so we made him go on fire calls with the green nails. It was great,” her mother Sharon Ibanez said. Why this specific color? Lyme Disease. It’s the official color for it and a play on the word lime. Maura and Sharon live with Late Stage Lyme Disease. Doctors diagnosed Maura with the disease two years ago. They diagnosed Sharon several years ago. “I...
Taking on Ticks: Some Lyme disease symptoms can be mistaken for COVID-19 – WJXT News4JAX

Taking on Ticks: Some Lyme disease symptoms can be mistaken for COVID-19 – WJXT News4JAX

Fever, chills, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle aches, body aches, headaches, nausea, vomiting -- sounds like the symptoms of COVID. But actually, it’s Lyme disease. And this year is expected to be an exceptionally bad year for ticks. In fact, because more people are spending time outdoors and in the wilderness, due to the pandemic, experts fear more people will come down with Lyme disease. Olivia Goodreau, 15, is on a mission to educate, track and cure this life-altering disease. Not every day is a good day for Goodreau. “We call those Lyme days, where I wake up and I feel awful again,” Goodreau said. Since the second grade, Goodreau has lived in pain. “I started to lose my vision, and I couldn’t physically hold up my head and I had a tremor in my right hand,” Goodreau recalled. “She...