The Nelson Family Project: Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases

Maine is seeing a significant increase in tick-borne diseases, which can affect every system of the human body. While good progress has been made in education efforts on limiting exposure to ticks, there is still controvery over finding a diagnosis, identifying modes of disease transmission, recognizing multiple co-infections, and then receiving proper treatment.

The Nelsons, a Maine family of three, has been impacted for a number of years by Lyme disease and multiple co-infections. They have had to learn to advocate for themselves and have spent significant hours searching for resources with up-to-date science. Daughter Elizabeth has researched, vetted, and compiled a comprehensive list of websites, books, and continuing education opportunities that the Nelsons are communicating far and wide so that others do not have to go through what they did as a family.

Click here to view their list of recommended and reliable resources.