Active year round, holding monthly awareness events and prevention talks, quarterly educational workshops for medical providers, and yearly Lyme Disease conferences bringing in local and nationwide expert speakers and vendors, MLDSE are the recipients of national and local educational grants two years in a row for their steadfast commitment to public awareness and community education and support. As members of Maine's CDC Vector-borne Work group, they bring the voice of Maine's Lyme community to the table. Active in Lyme legislation, they were instrumental in getting LD422 passed last summer which allowed Doctors to treat chronic Lyme patients without fear of Medical Board disciplinary actions (Maine was the last state in New England to have such a law in place).
Paula Jackson Jones, President and Co-Founder of MLSE, a native of Nobleboro, is a survivor of a 5-year battle with Late Stage Neurological Lyme Disease complicated by (4) co-infections ~ Babesia, Bartonella, Erlichiosis and Rocky Mountain Spotted fever, who went into remission in April 2014. It was during her own battle that she noticed a need for information and connection to resources in the Midcoast area.
"Building Bridges to Fight Lyme Disease Together"
Paula Jackson Jones and Angele Rice are both Lyme survivors. Paula lives in Nobleboro with her husband and two dogs. Angele lives in Bath with her husband, son and cat. Both women met through Lyme events and together formed the Midcoast Lyme Disease Support and Education Group after discovering that there was no local support for people once they were diagnosed with Lyme Disease. Paula and Angele co-facilitate the Wiscasset location and Paula facilitates the Rockport location. They are currently working on the 1st Annual Midcoast Maine Lyme Disease Support & Education Conference that will be held on May 2, 2015 at the Wiscasset Community Center, which will house medical and legislative speakers as well as vendors associated with Maine's Lyme Community.
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