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 Mackay Rippey for his work in bringing about Lyme awareness.
For those of you that don’t know Mackay. He runs a site called, “Lyme Ninja Radio. Mackay is an accupuncturist, who had a brief encounter with Lyme himself. Now he devotes a lot of his time to helping educate others about Lyme disease.
Mohawk Valley Lyme Support Group ( NY)
When asked what made him get into Lyme disease activism:
“I had a short battle with Lyme disease. I had the bull’s-eye rash. And a short course of antibiotics and some follow up with herbals and accupuncture. I started seeing more and more cases showing up in my community and I knew they were going to need help. So Lyme Ninja Radio has two purposes, I want to help me learn more about Lyme disease the second is to help spread the word.” ~ Mackay Rippey
Mackay has dozens of recordered interviews (38 at last count) with Lyme patients, naturopaths, activists, physicians, authors and more.
Thank you Mackay for doing what you can to help our Lyme community and also to help educate those that don’t know anything about Lyme yet. Prevention and early treatment is key. Thanks for helping spread that message!