Each day of May for Lyme Awareness Month in 2015, whatislyme.com would like to recognize someone in the Lyme community that has done something to try to help the Lyme community. There are several “unsung heroes” in our community and we would like to just offer them a little recognition and make sure that their achievements and efforts don’t go unnoticed.
Today we would like to thank Anja Maurer for all she has done to help Lyme patients.
Anja runs a group on Facebook for teens and young adults struggling with tick borne infections. She attends many of the Lyme Awareness events and protests. Another great thing about Anja is she is a success story. She is doing better now.
From Anja about the group:
“Come, join our OnLyme-youth-group on Facebook. Our group is for teenagers and young adults between the ages of 13 and 25 that are suffering from Lyme disease. It is a place where it is ok to feel down, write about all those thoughts that keep bothering you and you can be sure that the other members can relate to what you are going through. It is also possible to get advice on how to find the right doctor etc. Send us a message if you want to join us.”
Artwork by Young Lyme Patients in Anja’s Group
We didn’t post their names since they are children and we want to keep them anonymous.
This is one of the most touching things we have heard…
“Anja on her “Pilgramage Walk”
Anja is doing much better now. In December of 2010 she took her last antibiotics.
She says, “During my hardest time, there was so much help from unknown persons. And now I can give back the help I’ve found on my way.”
“Last year I made the pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago 260 km by foot. The young people wrote letters with wishes and I took them with me the whole way. At the end of my pilgrimage I burned them and send the wishes up to the air.”
Hallo meine Lieben,
ich hab jetzt lange mit mir gerungen, ob ich jetzt endlich mal in diese Rubrik reinschreibe – ich hatte mich schon mal zu früh gefreut (nach 8 Monaten Symptomfreiheit hatte mich wieder ein behandlungswürdiger Schub erwischt), aber nun ist eine viel längere Zeitspanne vergangen und ich will jetzt einfach mal meine abergläubische Ader in den wohlverdienten Ruhestand schicken und euch meine Geschichte hier niederschreiben.
Halten Sie hier lesen .
Hello my love,
I now have long wrestled withom myself to write my story in this column – I am ever too happy ( after 8 months free of symptoms ) , but now a much longer period of time has passed and I will now just send my superstitious vein in the well-deserved retirement and you write down my story here.
Read Full Story Here
It is in German, to read in English, right click your mouse and click on “translate to English.”