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|·Remembering Leslie Wermers. One year ago today.||2009-11-02 20:10:50|
|·Lyme disease patients mourn passing of well known doctor||2009-07-01 04:00:00|
|·All she lost: My sister's battle with Lyme disease||2009-05-19 04:00:00|
|·Laura Treanor, 19, Lyme disease not ruled as cause of death||2009-05-07 04:00:00|
|·Lila Star Smith Harms, 25, dies from complications of Lyme disease||2009-05-05 04:00:00|
|·Lyme Disease Patients Loses a Hero and Friend||2008-11-16 19:57:38|
|·Nancy L. (Scully) Strayer: March 20, 1946 - March 12, 2008||2008-04-12 04:00:00|
|·Bite from tick on holiday led to death leap||2008-04-11 06:49:39|
|·Rugby great, Mike Gregory, loses his battle with Lyme disease||2007-11-24 23:51:00|
|·Missouri teen, 15, dies from Ehrlichiosis||2007-09-04 04:00:00|
|·Steven F. Wells, 45, dies after battle with Lyme disease and ALS||2007-08-14 07:03:39|
|·Bruno C. Malvezzi||2007-07-31 21:06:47|
|·In loving memory of Dr. Edward McNeil||2007-07-24 19:45:00|
|·Lyme disease is a growing problem, Britteny Gallgher, Kansas City, MO||2007-05-24 04:10:00|
|·Lyme Disease Skyrockets In Maryland||2007-05-23 04:00:00|
|·C. Peter Thomas, 46; Sound Engineer||2007-05-21 04:00:00|
|·Jimmy Duarte, gifted musician, charismatic islander, dies at 70||2007-05-17 15:12:03|
|·Obituary: Lyme Disease Advocate Karen Johnson ''Rose'' Rose, 1947 - 2007||2007-04-30 22:50:17|
|·BETH'S QUEST: Family crusades against Lyme disease||2007-04-29 04:00:00|
|·Tick kit distribution aimed at heading off Lyme disease||2007-04-28 12:40:00|
|·Letter to the Editor: In Memory of Lyme Advocate ''Rose''||2007-04-26 11:00:03|
|·Lyme Advocate ''Rose'' Succumbs to Lyme Disease||2007-04-19 18:25:19|
|·Body of Missing Woman with Lyme Disease Found||2007-04-14 21:46:32|
|·Michael Coers won Pulitzer Prize||2007-03-21 10:00:43|
|·E STREETER IN LYME 'SUICIDE'||2007-03-19 12:33:30|
|·Lost to Lyme Lyme disease facts||2007-03-19 04:00:00|
|·Musician remembered as battler against Lyme disease||2007-03-19 04:05:00|
|·Maine Musician Bill Chinnock Dies||2007-03-08 13:45:18|
|·Obituary - Eric von Schmidt - Singer and painter was in Dylan's circle||2007-02-27 11:00:00|
|·JAMES P. KOCH||2007-02-22 00:53:49|
|·Andrew Spielman, 76, Expert on Insect-Borne Diseases, Dies||2006-12-26 04:00:00|
|·Martin Frank Dumke||2006-11-29 04:00:00|
|·Bill Reynolds: For QB Coen, tragedy lies beneath the surface||2006-10-29 04:05:00|
|·Coen plays on without No. 1 fan||2006-10-17 04:00:00|
|·Librarian was dedicated to students, family||2006-09-19 17:02:58|
|·TORMENT OF BRAIN BUG PROF - Alasdair Crockett||2006-09-19 13:43:35|
|·Widow of Lyme disease victim appeals for help||2006-09-18 22:44:57|
|·Professor commits suicide after catching dementia from tick bite||2006-09-17 22:17:12|
|·Tick talk: Family blames member's death on tickborne illness||2006-08-21 04:00:00|
|·Death of York PA area doctor due to Lyme and ALS||2006-04-29 20:40:02|
|·Emmy-winner Scott Brazil dies of ALS and Lyme disease at 50||2006-04-22 11:37:59|
|·Kym Cooper- Dead Woman's Own Letter Tells Her Lyme Disease Story||2006-02-05 14:08:53|
|·Kym Cooper - Worn down by Lyme||2006-01-22 01:56:26|
|·Kym Cooper, 1968-2006, After long battle with Lyme disease||2006-01-19 13:51:02|
|·Tribe leader Francis mourned||2006-01-14 18:22:58|
|·Easton mourns former selectman after fatal accident||2005-12-17 13:04:17|
|·Educator, union leader dies from complications of Lyme disease||2005-12-08 09:25:32|
|·'A TERRIBLE WAY TO GO'||2005-10-22 14:39:56|
|·Leo Bogart, R.I.P. (1921-2005)||2005-10-21 15:55:28|
|·Leo Bogart, 84, Sociologist Who Studied Role of Media in Culture, Is Dead||2005-10-21 15:46:44|
|·Passages: Pat Pepper||2005-10-10 01:11:11|
|·Man loses battle with Lyme disease||2005-10-09 10:37:43|
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|| Obituaries: Remembering Leslie Wermers. One year ago today.|
Lexington, KY USA
By LymeBlog News Staff
Source: Minnesota Lymefighters
Co-founded by Leslie Wermers
"If I die tomorrow and I save one life, I'll die happy."
Leslie Wermers 07/07/1967 - 11/02/2008
~You've touched Countless Lives in so Many Beautiful Ways~She Was Always A Loving
and Giving Sister; Daughter; Life- Partner; Jayde's Lessie; Ralphie
& Dudley's Mommy; Cherished Lyme Patient Advocate; Aunt; Niece;
Cousin; & Friend.
Leslie Gave Everything She Had, Cared & Loved So Deeply, Until the Very End.
~God Broke Our Hearts and Angels Rejoiced, the Day Leslie Entered Heaven~ November 2nd, 2008
Here is an excerpt from the beautiful tribute that Andy Abrahams Wilson wrote in memory of Leslie.
Andy is the Producer/Director of the Powerful Lyme Disease Documentary,"Under Our Skin".
Lyme community has lost an important hero and friend–and so did I.
Leslie Wermers, 41, died from heart failure in her sleep on November
"It is hard to imagine Leslie’s heart giving out, because for anyone
who knew her she was all heart."
"A dear friend to so many and a tireless
worker on behalf of the Minnesota and national Lyme communities, Leslie
gave everything she had to help others who were sick. And everything
she had was an abundant reserve of love and support–even as her own
Andy Abrahams Wilson, Producer/Director, UNDER OUR SKIN
Click Here to read the entire tribute and to watch Leslie's interview excerpt from "Under Our Skin".
Other stories about Leslie:
North Iowa native, Story City woman advocate for Lyme disease victims
Lyme Disease Patients Loses a Hero and Friend
The Tick And The Time Bomb
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|| Obituaries: Lyme disease patients mourn passing of well known doctor|
Sikeston mourns passing of well known doctor|
Southeast Missourian, Sikeston, MO
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
By Scott Welton ~ Standard Democrat
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Family, friends, former patients -- an entire
community -- are mourning the loss while celebrating the life of Dr. Ed
Masters, 63, died Sunday at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
"It's a loss to the world," said Paul Walters of Alton, Ill., a former
patient of Masters making the three-hour drive for today's visitation.
"He was an amazing person."
Rusty Newton of Advance, Masters' sister, described Masters as "a renowned and beloved family physician."
Dr. Edwin Masters
"He loved being a doctor," she said. "Solving complicated medical cases was the challenge he relished most."
One of the biggest challenges Masters faced was the one he is best remembered for.
"He spent the better part of his medical career researching, documenting and treating tick-borne diseases and was internationally known for his work with Lyme disease," Newton said.
Due to his extensive research on Lyme-like diseases and a critical discovery, STARI (Southern tick-associated rash illness) is also known today as Masters disease.
"It should be called Masters disease," said Walters, who is among the many treated by Masters for Lyme-like diseases. "Ed Masters is the one who isolated it."
Doctors from all over the country would refer their patients to Masters advising he was "the one man who could help them," Newton said. "People would call to try to get an appointment to see him and couldn't get in."
Some managed to track Newton down at her former home in Kansas City and
plead with her to ask her brother to schedule an appointment for them.
"And he did on many, many occasions," she said.
Newton recalled how when some patients were too weak to make the drive down here, Masters would drive to ...
Posted by Editor on Wednesday, July 01 @ 04:00:00 EDT (15728 reads)|
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|| Obituaries: All she lost: My sister's battle with Lyme disease|
All she lost: My sister's battle with Lyme disease|
By John Baiata, NBC News producer
After a decade of unbearable side effects, she decided to end her life
The phone had not even finished its first ring
before my wife Anna snatched it from its cradle. Concern was etched in
her face as she handed me the receiver: “It’s the police. It’s about
dropped. My older sister had disappeared the day before and my family
feared for her safety. “I’m sorry to have to tell you this,” the police
lieutenant said in an even voice, “but we found your sister dead this
afternoon. We have reason to believe it was a suicide. We’re here with
your mother now.”
I fought the urge to scream as my mind went in a million directions.
“Do not leave my mother by herself,” I urged the lieutenant over the
phone. “I’ll be there in a little more than an hour.”
I lurched outside and clung tightly to the
deck railing, while everything else seemed to spin violently around me.
Anna grabbed me with both hands. “What happened?!”
“She really did it this time,“ I said. “She killed herself.”
Photo: Courtesy of the Baiata family
Sue Baiata, shown dancing with her brother, John, at his 2001 wedding, developed advanced Lyme disease in the years after being bitten by a tick. One of the side effects she experienced was hyperacusis, a sensitivity to sound so severe that she tried to find a doctor willing to surgically deafen her.
Photo: Courtesy of the Baiata family
John Baiata could always count on his sister Sue to offer a listening ear when he needed to talk — and to introduce him to the latest music. Pictured in this family photo from the 1970s is Sue, far right, John, next to her, their sister Dawn, far left, and mother, Patricia.
Photo: Courtesy of the Baiata family
Sue Baiata in the late 1990s at a beach on Long Island, one of her favorite places.
the decade or so before Sue took her own life at age 46 on August 21,
2005, my sister Dawn, my mother and I had become all too familiar with
advanced Lyme disease, which had slowly, inexorably diminished Sue’s
in the mid 1990s, my sister contracted Lyme disease, likely through
being bitten by a deer tick or black-legged tick. The bacterium that
had introduced itself to Sue’s bloodstream went undetected, and then
was misdiagnosed for the better part of two years.
early, a short course of oral antibiotics will cure the majority of
cases of Lyme disease — more than 27,000 cases were reported in the
U.S. in 2007 — and wipe out the typical symptoms of headaches, fatigue
and a circular rash near the area of the bite. But left untreated, the
disease can affect the heart and nervous system, causing joint pain.
Sue faced a parade of symptoms including migraines, severe pain her
neck and major joints and staggering exhaustion.
one narrowed the prism through which she lived her life. Sue had to
leave her job as a facilities manager to go on disability, and lived
with my mother in the Long Island home where we were raised. On her
good days, she would spend hours in the gardens she had lovingly
cultivated in the expanse of the backyard. More than likely it was
there too where the tick which bore the disease that would seal her
fate attached itself to her.
On her bad days, she would stay in bed with
the shades drawn, cuddled with the dog she loved unconditionally, her
beloved Chihuahua, Katie. She would emerge only briefly to have some
tea and a bite to eat, and a few words with our mom. Still,
she had accepted what her life had become. On those good days she could
still fill the room with laughter. She would mine the late-night
comedians for material but ...
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|| Obituaries: Laura Treanor, 19, Lyme disease not ruled as cause of death|
Lexington, KY USA
Source: lohud.com, New York, USA
By Brian J. Howard • firstname.lastname@example.org
YORKTOWN - Three months after police said Laura
Treanor died of natural causes, officials now say the college sophomore
died of acute alcohol intoxication.
Yorktown High School graduate was found dead in her bed at George
Washington University on Jan. 23 after a night out with friends. She
Her father, Patrick Treanor, declined to comment on the finding, saying the news was "like her dying all over again."At
the time, Treanor's family speculated that she may have been ill for
some time. She had complained of headaches and chronic bruising and had
been treated for Lyme disease in the fall. Blood work had ruled out
leukemia, her father had said, and she was planning to return home for
Treanor's family speculated that she may have been ill for some time. She had complained of headaches and chronic bruising and had been treated for Lyme disease in the fall.
A roommate called 911 after being unable to wake Treanor and finding blood on her nose and pillowcase.
The cause of death was confirmed yesterday by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Washington, D.C.
who was studying journalism and political science, was a member of the
Phi Sigma Sigma sorority and an editor at the Hatchet, a student
newspaper, which first reported the ...
Posted by Editor on Thursday, May 07 @ 04:00:00 EDT (17708 reads)|
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|| Obituaries: Lila Star Smith Harms, 25, dies from complications of Lyme disease|
Lexington, KY USA
Source: telegram.com, Worcester, MA, USA
CHARLTON, MA —
Lila Star Smith Harms died on March 31 at home in the company of her
family, after a long illness. She would have been 26 on Easter, April
12th. Born in the Berkshires, she had been a resident of Charlton since
She is survived by her husband, Lucas Harms; her parents,
Nancy Evans Smith and Bradley Smith; and her brother, Forest Smith, all
of Charlton; her grandfather, David B. Evans; and aunt, Jan Evans, of
Wilton, CT; and her uncle, Todd Smith, of Norwalk, CT.
Lila fought a courageous battle against Cystic Fibrosis,
complicated by Lyme Disease, and had hoped to receive a lung transplant
soon. She was lovingly cared for at home during the last 18 months by
her husband and parents.
Lila was privileged to grow up happily within the local homeschool
community, and was also educated at The Hartsbrook (Waldorf) School in
Hadley, Quinsigamond Community
College, The Worcester Center for Crafts, and Marlboro College, VT,
where she was a visual arts student. A life-long artist and
craftsperson, Lila enjoyed weaving and knitting, and was busy with her
lovely hand-made projects until the last week of her life. She loved
singing, her flute, and all things musical, and was a dance student
from the age of ...
Lila Star Smith Harms died on March 31 at home in the company of her family, after a long illness. Lila fought a courageous battle against Cystic Fibrosis, complicated by Lyme Disease.
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