Lyme disease does not respect age or status, and anyone who goes outdoors can have a tick land on them and end up with Lyme disease as Mayor Chris Corrie found out. And like Mayor Corriemany people don’t realize they have an infection until it is too late to treat easily.
According to the Washington Times, Mayor Corrie was encouraged to step down to reduce his activity. Certainly all of us who have suffered with Lyme disease know that stress aggravates most symptoms and the simplest things can become impossible.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mr. Corrie and his family.