Writer seeking parents of children with Lyme disease

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   Posted 8/25/2009 11:48 AM (GMT -7)   

First, a thank you to Peter for granting me permission to post here.


I am writing an article about kids and Lyme disease for Parents magazine. I'd love to talk to a parent who had trouble getting his/her child diagnosed (kid was misdiagnosed, treated for other things, or the complaints were ignored by docs). Or a parent who was totally surprised by the diagnosis (had no idea Lyme disease was a problem, didn't know kid had been bitten by tick). Or even a parent whose child needs long-term treatment (the standard antibiotic treatment didn't do the trick). The child should be between the ages of 1 and 7 (but if the diagnosis occurred during this time, but he's now older, that would work too).


Please email me at healthywriter@gmail.com, and include your name, your child's name and age, your city/state, and contact info (email and phone).


I need replies by next Wednesday, Sept. 3.


Thank you.


Jeannette Moninger

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   Posted 8/25/2009 3:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I am availble to talk to you. I will e-mail you, and it would be best if we spoke on the phone.

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   Posted 8/27/2009 12:11 AM (GMT -7)   
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   Posted 8/27/2009 9:27 PM (GMT -7)   
TY for shedding light and seeking true stories regarding the travesty in late diagnosis, particularly for children.

You may contact me. I can offer other referrals if u are seeking that as well.
My email address is the highlighted envelope.

Blessings, Diana
The best way to teach people is by telling a story. ~K.Blanchard
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   Posted 8/28/2009 6:32 PM (GMT -7)   
just curious...why only between the ages of 1-7???

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   Posted 8/28/2009 8:29 PM (GMT -7)   
It's the magazine's demographics (moms of kids age 8, maybe 9, and younger). The mag prefers to skew stories toward parents of younger children.

Good question.

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   Posted 8/29/2009 6:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Lyme can affect the mom's too. And if a mom gets it, it can affect their unborn children. The article might want to focus on the effects of the kids as well as the parents.

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   Posted 9/2/2009 6:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi lymewriter,

My three young children are all infected and are much improved after a year of treatment. I have sent you an e-mail as well.

Thank you so much for writing this article.

tickbattler (Megan)
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