Thursday, January 22, 2009

Famous people and not-so-famous people...

When Professor Latto mentioned that he knew of some famous people with Lyme disease, I got curious. One Google search found the names of many recognizable people who have had Lyme disease. They included actors Richard Gere and Michael J. Fox, as well as authors Amy Tan (The Joy Luck Club) and Meg Cabot (The Princess Diaries).
While I was searching for these names, I came across two websites. The first, LymeBlog, contains news about Lyme disease, as well as the personal blogs of people who suffer from it. The second, TruthAboutLymeDisease, is similar, although it is geared more toward helping people discover if they themselves have Lyme disease, and what to do about it. The very existence of these websites does more to show the prevalence of Lyme disease today than any number of infected famous people ever could.

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