Many people don’t understand why I made Lyme my business, as I am not offering a medical solution for it. Why would I spend years of my life educating the public about it and working to connect professionals from different backgrounds to create impact? What makes Lyme so different from any other health issue? Why does the social-emotional side of Lyme seem to hurt even deeper or his a larger impact than the physical side of it?
Recently Dutch national television highlighted how at least fifty parents of children with Lyme were accused of child abuse by the Child Protection Services during the last two years.
In the prior post about the events on Friday the thirteenth, when an ill girl with Lyme was forcibly taken away from her parents, I promised to try and explain what seems to happen in situations like this. Based on what grounds do Child Protection Services interfere with a family life, which was under strain already?
Last Friday, on Friday the thirteenth, six policemen and three government officials took an ill girl away from her parents. Her parent lost custody over their fifteen year old daughter, who suffers from Lyme Disease.
Why indeed would someone want to read anything about Lyme? If you are a caretaker or friend close to someone with Lyme, it is clear why: because you try so hard to understand what your loved one is going through and understand why the system isn't helping them. Then my book Shifting the Lyme Paradigm is directly meant for you. Yes, for you and not for your sick loved ones. But why would you want to read a book about Lyme, if the topic does not seem relevant to you? There is so much else that demands your attention, isn't there?