Will you please sign a petition that, if passed, will result in a conference between ministers, medical professionals and patients to develop "a national strategy to ensure the recognition, timely diagnosis, and effective treatment of Lyme disease" in our Country? Currently we follow the American guidelines that do not adequately diagnose and treat this treatable disease while patients suffer more and more disability. If you are able to get additional signatures from friends, relatives and people where you work that would be helpful, but please know that even if you can only send in your own signature it will help. There is no charge for postage (mailing instructions are at the bottom of the petition). The cost to you is time, the cost to print the petition, and an envelope. The reward, in addition to my gratitude, is immeasurable in terms of the number of people that may be helped in the future, including perhaps even someone you know and love. This is something that would need to be done fairly soon. The bill is fourth in line to be presented at the House of Commons. It may be presented sometime this month, and perhaps even by mid-November. Thank-you so, so much!
Note that only signatures on paper count. Online signatures are a show of support only and are not counted as a petition signature.
Click on the following link to access and print the petition. Instructions can be found at the end of the petition. http://elizabethmaymp.ca/wp-content/uploads/bill-c-442-lyme-disease-petition.pdf
Lyme Disease Rally, May 2013, Victoria, BC Canada - Avery's speech from Graham Goertzen on Vimeo.
For more information on Lyme Disease, visit CanLyme.
Also see CBC's The Nature of Things documentary on Lyme Disease in Canada, Ticked Off: The Nature of Things.