World Cafe at the Queen Theater, WIlmington, DE, June 15 was the place to be! The Ticked-Off Music Festival, organized by Gregg Kirk of The Zen Engines band and NYC producer, brought together talent, mission and fundraising all to benefit Lyme Disease.
We were a great group of folks, all aligned to the growing consciousness that Lyme disease is no longer just a mild short term infectious illness the CDC and Infectious Disease Society categorized it as in 1975. Instead, because most of us at the festival have learned the hard, ugly way, by personal experience, Lyme disease and its associated microbial co-infections, can be a long term, auto-immune style and neurological illness with life altering repercussions. Lyme can even be deadly!
I was honored to be the inspirational speaker giving voice to true recovery via the use of holistic medicine for chronic cases of Lyme disease, It’s widely proven that a new, acute case of Lyme disease is best cured with prompt and ample antibiotic treatment.
The ‘missed’ cases, not treated or diagnosed early enough present a huge array of symptoms and conditions, perplexing patients and doctors throughout the country, and world! This inaugural Ticked Off Music Festival aims to promote better education and awareness for this swiftly moving infectious illness, now having surpassed HIV in the USA!
A special thank you to Gregg Kirk, Craig and Jennifer Vanderslice, Tina Nugent and Bobbi Brown for helping me be part of the great evening at the World Cafe at the Queen! You all are heart centered, talented people and I was privileged to bring a ray of hope and a plea for Lyme disease assistance to the world.
I look forward to many more successful Lyme disease fundraising events. We need the research to crack the code on this shape shifting bacteria!