To the editor:

The Lyme Disease support group will meet Thursday, June 28, 7 p.m. at Our Saviors Lutheran Church on Cty. Rd. F in Amery.

Lyme disease is an extremely important topic which must be addressed every year. This can be a devastating disease, and for this reason several of us organized our Lyme Support Group here in Amery. Our goals are many as we reach out to those who have (or have had) Lyme disease-- or have experienced one or more of the co-infections that can also be the result of a tick bite.

Each month we strive to have a guest speaker, and this month our group is privileged to be having Mike Nickel, the co-founder and past president of the Wisconsin Lyme Network, speaking at our upcoming meeting on June the 28th.

Mike’s son Jesse contracted Lyme, babesia and bartonella from a tick bite and became extremely ill and wheelchair bound in 2004. Jesse has made a full recovery and continues to enjoy good health to this day. Mike has given numerous talks, liaisoned with many in the medical community for many years. Mike currently moderates an online support group for lyme sufferers at: http;//groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Wisconsin-LymeSupport/info.

(The membership is free, and ALL are welcome!)

Ann Krisk

Amery, Wis.

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