Editors, Vineyard Gazette:

This is so familiar, the stories, the struggles that all of you are dealing with. I know firsthand what Lyme disease can do to one’s livelihood. I’ve lived with it for 17 years now, not only Lyme, but Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Brucellosis. It’s not easy and it changes you in drastic ways. I wrote a book about my own personal journey with Lyme disease called Ticked Off. I have a website (tickedoff.tateauthor.com). I tell it like it was for me and what I had to do to make it through it. God bless all of you, I understand completely.

Janet L. DeCesare

Mineral Ridge, Ohio