Friday, October 25, 2013

Tick or Treat Invitation in Brampton

If you are in or around Brampton and looking for an outing around Halloween while supporting Lyme Disease and getting out more information, please share this public invitation! Note - this is not our house ---- but I stopped by two weeks ago and stood amazed at what they already had on display!
Visiting hours are during the day as well as evenings over three dates, starting this weekend. See information, address and notes below.

Please bring along some folding money or change and look for the wooden box marked for Donations,  pick up some brochures, and bring along friends, neighbours and children of all ages. Every day I receive more emails from people newly diagnosed or struggling with Lyme Disease. We need to share as much information as possible. Thank you to Jeff and Martine for putting on this show!




This is a public invitation to come and visit us for our Halloween Haunt Fundraiser called "TICK or TREAT" for Lyme Disease. ALL proceeds going to CanLyme (Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation). PICTURES ONLY SHOW YOU A SNEAK PEEK!!!
We've been featured on CTV, Breakfast Television and Rogers TV in the past. We'll have a professional make-up artist and actors this year.

PLEASE help us raise AWARENESS and funds for Lyme Disease research and treatment.
Please note: Before dark we won't have actors or anything popping out. If you have children under the age of 5, we suggest to visit during the day.

This year we're working on 8 different scenes!!
* Crazy Circus
* Zombie Baby Playground
* Witches Den
* Dirty Meat Locker
* "Off with their heads"
* Cemetery
* Mad Scientist Lab
* Spooky Scare-Crows

We're currently working on our backgrounds. Our props are ready and waiting to be placed in their spots (you can see some of them waiting patiently on pictures)


*SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26th, 2013 (11 am-10 pm)
*SUNDAY OCTOBER 27th, 2013 (11 am-9 pm)
*THURSDAY OCTOBER 31st, 2013 (5 pm-10 pm)

FREE to enter but we're asking to show your appreciation by donating generously in the wooden box (you won't miss it).

**100% of the proceeds will go to support CanLyme (Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation)**
(You simply CAN'T miss it!! You will see a 12' Circus Tent in the front yard and a big cat on the roof; corner house from Hinchley Wood Ave.)
We have tons of money and efforts invested in our props.
It usually takes us about 6 weeks to set up.
It's worth the trip to come and have a look!! Maybe you want to park at the plaza on Conestoga and Bovaird and walk down; it is only about two blocks.
FOR THE MEDIA: We're available pretty much any time. We're outside working in the garage/yard every night.

Martine & Jeff (The Halloweenies)

Friday, October 11, 2013

David Suzuki and Elizabeth May about Lyme Disease in Canada

Lyme TV show with David Suzuki from last night (see blog post "Ticked Off") is online as from today. Dr. McShane, who treats many of us Canadian Lyme patients who are not allowed to get treatment in our own country, is featured, said hubby, who watched since I had to be elsewhere. Very conflicting statements, he said . Exactly what we Lymies have to try and wade through.  I've now watched the online program and emotions have been up and down. 

Who is lying and why?  If patients get better with treatment, what is the problem? Why do people like dr. Wormser, about 22 minutes into the video, still deny that Chronic Lyme disease exists? Does he think we ENJOY being sick?

The Nature of Things: David Suzuki presents "The Mystery of Lyme Disease" 

Some screen grabs, faces and names of people on the conversation for the program (click to enlarge) 

Elizabeth May, O.C., M.P.
Why we need a national Lyme disease strategy
The Hill Times
October 7, 2013
After tabling my bill calling for a national Lyme Disease strategy, my office has received hundreds of heart-wrenching messages from Lyme Disease sufferers and their families. Here is a sample, used with the permission of the writer. Please help us raise awareness of this dreadful illness.
“Due to my illness I have lost my consulting business which I ran for 14 years. However I consider myself to be one of the lucky ones because my family fully supports me and has made it financially and emotionally possible to regain my health. We have spent over $100,000.00 to regain my health not including lost wages.”
- B. Edwards, Abbotsford, British Columbia
Please read my latest article in the Hill Times, sign my petition in support of Bill C-442, and call your local Member of Parliament.

I know a health policy briefing should touch on all areas of health policy. We have critical issues ahead as we work to protect universal access to top-notch health care, reduce wait-times and drug costs, and meet the growing challenges of an aging population. The deficits in our mental health programs alone could occupy the House of Commons for the fall session.
That I write now about Lyme disease is because it is timely and urgent. One of the first private member’s bills slated for second reading in the next session will be Bill C-442. It calls for a National Lyme Disease strategy, and, while I am the author of the bill, I hope it will not be seen as “my bill,” but rather as a bill every Member of Parliament can champion.
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Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Ticked off: The Mystery of Lyme Disease

The last few weeks have been incredibly busy, with Lyme Disease information sessions at the huge Outdoor Farm Show in Woodstock, the Brampton Fall Fair, and various other events. Every day there are emails from people who need answers about their symptoms or tests, their search for a doctor, and their desperation about not being able to get help. Those are all reasons why this blog hasn't been updated lately! However, please pass on the information below, about Lyme Disease on David Suzuki's program.


Premieres THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2013
8:00 PM (8:30 PM NT) on CBC-TV's The Nature of Things


September 17, 2013 - Lyme disease, a mysterious tick-borne illness, is the fastest spreading vector-borne disease in the United States, and over the past decade, the tick that carries Lyme has been spreading across Canada with alarming speed. On Thursday, October 10 at 8:00 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT), CBC-TV's The Nature of Things premieres TICKED OFF: THE MYSTERY OF LYME DISEASE, a fascinating and eye-opening documentary that explores a disease that has devastating effects, is often misdiagnosed and mistreated, and continues to be mired in a medical controversy.
More than 30,000 cases are reported in the USA every year, but the real number could be as high as 300,000. And despite hard evidence that the Lyme-carrying deer tick has already established populations across Canada, some people claim that patients here are still being told that they cannot contract Lyme in this country.
Doctors agree that if it's caught early Lyme disease can usually be cured with two to four weeks of antibiotics. There are others who believe that if it's not caught early, the infection can develop into a debilitating condition they call Chronic Lyme. Yet unlike West Nile, Encephalitis or SARS, where the medical profession and scientists joined forces to find better treatments or a cure, many patients, who claim to have chronic Lyme, say that they are being denied treatment and left to suffer. So why is this happening?
Ticked Off: The Mystery of Lyme Disease tells the stories of Canadians who have experienced years of suffering, misdiagnosis and mistreatment and investigates the cause behind the current controversy that surrounds the disease. From the micro world of the tick and its disease-causing bacteria, to the macro world of human suffering and medical science, this documentary investigates the story behind this current medical mystery.       
Ticked Off: The Mystery of Lyme Disease is produced by Merit Motion Pictures in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, the Rogers Documentary Fund, with the financial investment of Manitoba Film & Music, and with the participation of the Government of Manitoba - Manitoba Film and Video Production Tax Credit and the Canadian Film or Video Tax Credit. It is produced by Erna Buffie (Smarty Plants, The Changing Sea, Recreating Eden) and directed by Ryszard Hunka (The Battle of the Bag; Love, Hate and Propaganda; The 8th Fire).

Merit Motion Pictures is one of Canada's leading producers of factual entertainment programming. Founded by executive producer and industry veteran Merit Jensen Carr, Merit Motion Pictures is known for producing multi-platform programs that amaze, inform and delight. Recent highlights include the documentary specials Smarty Plants: Uncovering the Secret World of Plant Behaviour, Ballet High, and Conspiracy Rising, the multi-award winning CBC co-produced One Ocean series; TuTuMUCHThe Truth About Shoplifting, and Surviving The Teenage Brain. For more information, please visit: 

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