for Kids with Lyme Disease
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Attn: Let's Get Well
Disease Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 1438
Jackson, NJ 08527
Does your child have Lyme disease? Does he or
she feel alone and not know what to expect from family and friends? In
line with the Lyme Disease Association’s long tradition of helping
children, it has published a new book for children 8-12 who have Lyme
disease. Entitled Lyme Disease Is No Fun: Let’s Get Well!, the book is
written by Mary Wall MS Ed, CCLS, a Columbia graduate student, and is
edited by Colleen M. Smith, a peer-review medical journal production
editor and Johns Hopkins grad─each has battled Lyme disease as a child.
Author Amy Tan has written the back cover note.
Ms. Wall wrote the book because of her own experiences with the disease.
“I couldn’t understand why the doctors thought I would want to miss almost
two entire school years and pretend to be in pain. I remember being at my
sickest point and sitting in a wheelchair in front of a doctor. He looked
at me, shook his head and said, ’Mary, why don’t you want to go to
school?’ I was so frustrated, all I could do was cry.”
The book presents a brief history of Lyme disease and ticks, diagnosis and
treatment, missing school due to Lyme disease, and feelings about the
disease. Information is included on LDA’s LymeAid 4 Kids fund which has
available monies for children with Lyme without insurance coverage for the
disease. Proceeds from the sale of the books will to go to support the
national nonprofit LDA’s Lyme disease programs─education, prevention,
research funding, and patient support.
Books may be purchased by sending a check or money order for $6 payable to
the Lyme Disease Association, PO Box 1438 Jackson, NJ 08527. See
www.LymeDiseaseAssociation.org for online orders.