May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month. One family in Arbor Vitae is hoping to get the word out to be persistent about the disease.
Jennifer Kane went untreated and undiagnosed for Lyme Disease for two-and-a-half years. After seeing dozens of doctors, she found one doctor who helped. She says she still suffers daily from the bacteria which she says infected her brain. She says her first symptom was a headache...
"....I have, to this day, a headache 24-7...365 days a year. It ranges in severity. Many days I am on the floor from pain. It is excruciating to live with. It is exhausting. It's hard on family...."
Jennifer and her father Jeffrey Waite formed the Lyme Disease Awareness Network in 2008 and give talks about Lyme Disease to groups and schools in the Northwoods.
They will next speak at the Discovery Center in Manitowish Waters on Saturday, May 18 at 10:00 a.m.
News Director Ken
Krall will talk have more with Jennifer Kane and Jeffrey Waite during All Things Considered Tuesday afternoon after our local newscast at 5:35 p.m.