Lyme in the Local Media

The following stories were originally broadcast as part of Lyme Disease Awareness Month in 2017 to highlight how debilitating and devastating the disease can be for people from all walks of life.

Ella Jansen

Ella Jansen is a friend and frequent participant in Indiana Lyme Connect’s monthly Lyme meetings.



“I just miss being there for my children on a daily basis”


Paul Barta



Lyme Disease Awareness Month In Indiana 

In 2017 and 2019, Governor Eric Holcomb officially proclaimed May to be Lyme Disease Awareness Month in Indiana in hopes of increasing public understanding and vigilance regarding Lyme Disease.

2018 Indiana Proclamation for the first week of May for Indiana Lyme Disease Awareness.  The proclamation legitimizes the need for more education regarding Lyme Disease and other tick-borne illnesses.