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You did it! You rallied around Dr. Eva Sapi and raised funds for an atomic force microscope. Now, let's help her unlock the secrets of biofilms.
Lorraine Johnson
www.LymeDisease.org, California
United States
4 Team Members

Taking Back Research Agenda

Achievements and Goals

Dr. Eva Sapi, of the University of New Haven,has already made great strides in Lyme disease research. Now she’s poised take it to the next level.

With your help, LymeDisease.org has raised enough money to purchase Dr. Sapi a vital piece of equipment—an atomic force microscope.

We don’t want to stop there! She’s going to use that microscope to investigate biofilms—a protective barrier that makes it hard to kill off Lyme bacteria. We want to continue our fundraising campaign to help support this important work. A generous donor has agreed to match dollar for dollar (up to $10,000!) whatever we raise to support Dr. Sapi’s biofilm research. 

Even small donations — $10, $25 or $50 — can add up to big numbers if we all pull together. Larger amounts like $100, $250 or $500 would help us get there even faster. Won’t you donate what you can today and spread the word to your family and friends?

Dr. Eva Sapi's groundbreaking research is changing the game. She has developed new culture techniques, investigated how antibiotics affect all forms of the Lyme bacteria, and is examining the role of biofilms in Lyme. She is committed to finding out why the Lyme bacteria can persist in the face of antibiotic treatment, which is critical to finding a cure.

Stop the Suffering - Donate Today

Join LymeDisease.org's continued support of Dr. Sapi's research and the purchase of the atomic force microscope.

Lyme patients can't afford to wait. The cost is too great. Help us take back the Lyme research agenda now.

Please donate today and spread the word to your friends and family - it's time to Stop the Suffering!


Lyme Disease Is Destroying Lives

Unimaginable pain, making you a shell of what you used to be. Losing control of your body. The inability to talk, to think clearly, to remember. Neurological disorders, crushing fatigue, heart problems. Being told by doctors that you're crazy and it's all in your head. It's a real life horror story.

The culprit? Lyme diseaseBorrelia burgdorferi. Spread by tiny ticks. Its partner in crime? The medical establishment, which kicks Lyme patients to the curb, denying their disease and refusing them access to helpful treatments.

Before and After

Before Lyme: Justin Lindorf, a happy, healthy Teenager. With Lyme: Justin 3 years later during one of his frequent ER trips to save his life.

No End In Sight 

You’d think medical science would be trying to help people suffering from Lyme disease. That after more than 20 years of government-directed research, we’d be closer to a solution. That the NIH and the CDC would be funding research geared towards curing Lyme patients. Unfortunately, you’d be wrong.

You may already know that the Infectious Diseases Society of America’s (IDSA) Lyme disease treatment guidelines define the illness so narrowly that many people with Lyme are denied care. Others get a scant few weeks of treatment, while remaining seriously ill and disabled. And insurance companies often won’t pay for anything beyond what’s stipulated in those guidelines.

Researchers who sit on the IDSA guidelines panel essentially have a lock on government-funded research, leaving us with dead-end projects that waste time, money, and leave patients suffering.  Although our government should be funding research that matters to patients, it isn’t.  So we MUST.


Visit LymeDisease.org to learn more about Lyme disease and ways you can help.

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This campaign ended on June 30, 2013
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    Lyme Disease Educational DVDs

    If you donate $100 or more to this campaign, you’ll receive a set of educational DVDs about Lyme disease, including: “Putting Lyme behind you,” with Dr. Joseph Burrascano; “Using Integrative Medicine to Heal from Lyme disease,” with Dr. Ann Corson & Dr. Christine Green; “It’s so much more than Lyme disease,” with Dr. Richard Horowitz.

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