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The Lyme Treatment Foundation is an all-volunteer non-profit organization that provides medical treatment grants to people of all ages in the United States, Canada and parts of Europe (the UK and Germany) to fund diagnostic testing and treatment of Lyme disease and the associated tick-borne illnesses.
We provide grants worth up to $4,000 to those in need to help pay for blood tests and long-term treatment of Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses.
We also award research grants to researchers at universities studying tick-borne diseases around the world. Our first funded research study titled, New pharmacological agents to treat persistent infections at the University of Oxford will begin in 2022.
Lyme disease and the associated tick-borne illnesses can be devastating both physically and financially and our goal is to help those who are suffering get an accurate blood test, so that they may receive a proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment from a Lyme disease specialist.
Testing for Lyme disease is not 100% accurate, and many with Lyme disease do not test positive with the typical blood tests given in a doctor’s office. Without a positive blood test, doctors are unable to treat these patients. Many suffer for years before being referred to a Lyme disease specialist for private testing and treatment.
While these private labs are much more accurate, they are also very costly and many cannot afford to get a proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment on their own.
Our goal at the Lyme Treatment Foundation is to fund diagnostic testing and treatment for as many as possible, so that those suffering from Lyme disease and the other tick-borne illnesses may go on to live healthy, happy and fulfilling lives.
Please consider making a donation! Many are in need of life saving treatment. Many more are unable to work, raise their families, or go to school because of this debilitating disease and they all need our help!
Thank you for your generosity and support! Let's achieve our goal of Lyme treatment for all!
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Thank you to all of our incredible donors for changing the lives of our grant recipients and their families!
Read our Founder, Wendy's story below and learn how she contracted Lyme disease and two additional tick-borne infections while hiking in Vermont, and how her own battle with Lyme disease inspired her to create the Lyme Treatment Foundation!
Learn how our grants are impacting those with Lyme disease. Read the stories of our grant recipients below!
Project Title: "Using shotgun meta-genomic sequencing and new culture approaches to identify pathogens and establish the impact of long-term antibiotics on chronic Lyme patients"
“We are really excited, that together with the Lyme Treatment Foundation we have found a way to move this project forward. The project will now be solely Oxford based, and we will look at blood samples from Chronic Lyme patients who have been on a long-term course of antibiotics with Professor Jack Lambert at University College Dublin. Seventy percent of patients show improvement on this treatment.
We will investigate blood samples before treatment, after 2 months antibiotics and at 6 months follow up. Our primary objective is to identify pathogens in the blood samples and see if we can link a reduction in pathogens to improvement in symptoms.
We have just taken on a research assistant Ms Francesca Byrne who will work on this project 1.5 days per week. The project focuses primarily on running a large number of samples through a new high sensitivity pathogen sequencing approach to work up the methodology.
In addition, Fran will set up L-Form cultures from standard laboratory strains testing a panel of antibiotics to see which are effective on this persistent form of bacteria. We will also attempt to set up a protocol for growing L-Form cultures from the blood of Chronic Lyme patients.
This is very much a pilot study which if successful will make us more competitive for grant funding in the future for larger clinical projects.”
-Dr. Karl Morten, The University of Oxford, March 2023
Our Founder, Wendy Phillips provided public comment to the Health and Human Services Tick-Borne Disease Working Group on October 4, 2022. Read her comments by clicking below!
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