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Full house at South Surrey Lyme forum

South Surrey resident Karen Marchand speaks at the April 24 Lyme forum at Semiahmoo House Society. - Contributed photo
South Surrey resident Karen Marchand speaks at the April 24 Lyme forum at Semiahmoo House Society.
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It was a full house at a South Surrey Lyme disease forum last week.

The April 24 event at Semiahmoo House Society was hosted by local Discount Tire owner Louise Roderick – who had spoken to Peace Arch News last summer about her battle with the disease – and featured presentations from Dr. Ernie Murakami, Lyme activist Gwen Barlee and local Lyme sufferer Karen Marchand.

Marchand, who also spoke to PAN about her Lyme disease, said the event drew approximately 170 people from all walks of life.

"Many of those who were ill in the audience were finally heard and relieved to find support, resources and people who understood," she said in an email.

For those who were unable to attend, information, support and resources are available by contacting vancouverlymeawareness@hotmail.com

 

 

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