Journey Back from Lyme Disease Is Comfort and Call to Action

She took her first antibiotic at the age of 19.

“I never really got sick,” Katina L. Makris told an audience of about 30 people on August 18 at the Chilmark Community Church.

This was all before she was bitten by a tick and later diagnosed with Lyme disease.

Ms. Makris’s inspirational talk was part of Bite Back for a Cure, a day on Martha’s Vineyard dedicated to finding a cure for the tick-borne illness. Sponsors included the Tick-Borne Disease Alliance and the Lyme Center of Martha’s Vineyard.

Enid Haller and Sam Hiser of the Lyme Center of Martha’s Vineyard greeted and thanked the audience for taking part in Bite Back for a Cure Day. Then they welcomed Ms. Makris, author of Out of the Woods: Healing from Lyme Disease and Other Serious Illnesses, Body, Mind and Spirit (Elite Books, 2011).

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by Sydney Bender | The Vineyard Gazette | August 22, 2013

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