BRAMPTON— Hers was a lone voice— that often turned hoarse— as she called upon the government and health practitioners to sit up and take notice of the debilitating effects of Lyme disease.
Brampton resident Marlene Spies did not give up even when it seemed no was listening, but in the last four years, her advocacy work has helped her to connect hundreds of others with Lyme disease.
The Brampton woman wants federal and provincial governments to step up and make changes to existing health policy so that patients can get treatment in Canada as opposed to traveling to the U.S.
On Saturday, May 10 Spies will be at the Chinguacousy Park located at 9050 Bramalea Rd., at 9:30 a.m. to take part in the Lyme Awareness Day in Brampton. Events will include a walk/run/stroll, silent auction and display of vintage vehicles.