Monday, May 11, 2015

Queen's Park - Lyme Awareness

With a group of wonderful ladies from our Smithville congregation, I attended question period at Queen's Park in Toronto this week.  The purpose of this trip was to show our support in numbers by wearing lime green while sitting in the gallery during question period.  Mike Mantha from the NDP asked the Health Minister, Eric Hoskins, what was being done to fulfill his promise (made 6 months ago) to make changes to the guidelines for testing, diagnosis and treatment of Lyme Disease in Ontario.
After question period, we gathered on the grass to take part in a 'take a bite out of Lyme' challenge (hence the limes in our mouths).

"Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, unto Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen."  Ephesians 3:20,21

 The group of us with supportive MPP's

Here is a link to the official press release taken the same day for Lyme Awareness

 Taking the 'Bite out of Lyme Challenge' with Mike Mantha

Below is a link to the question period. If you would like to jump to the specific questions and answers regarding Lyme Disease: Toby Barrett speaks at 34:50mins, Mike Mantha speaks at 49:40mins. Eric Hoskins is the Health Minister and responds to both questions. He is the one to whom we addressed our patient and caregiver statements. Thank-you everyone for supporting us as we continue to advocate for better testing, diagnosis and treatment of Lyme Disease!

    Damon helped me tie ribbons in Smithville for Lyme awareness

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