Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Region of Durham

On December 1, 2011, the following video was presented to the Region of Durham, Health and Social Services Committee.  The reaction from councillors was incredible.  After my presentation was over, I heard councillor after councillor tell their own stories about Lyme including one councillor describing how a man they knew ended up being diagnosed with Lyme to late, and ended up dying from Lyme disease.  The saddest part is seeing and hearing from so many individuals that have direct experience with this disease, yet collectively remain isolated from understanding that the truth is that there are thousands in the Province of Ontario that are suffering from this terrible disease.  What happened today was so positive – the Region of Durham council is now in the loop about Lyme disease and has publicly promised to thoroughly investigate what it can do to ensure that more is done to educate the public, as well as facilitate change.  That is a great response.