Sherry Cagan has had great success in her past both as an award-winning equestrian & a talented bronze sculptor. These days Sherry is a patient advocate and facilitator, a leading voice and a driving force for the millions debilitated with Lyme disease. Her near-death experience from Lyme disease, and her daughters and mother being infected with it, catalyzed her passion for Lyme research – initiating the Stanford Lyme Working Group at the Stanford School of Medicine. Late 2015, Sherry and her husband Laird founded a 501c3 Silicon Valley based organization, the Stand4Lyme Foundation, with the purpose of establishing a revolutionary Lyme research platform, launched May 2016. Transforming traditional medical research to expedite projects to patients, funding a team of collaborating scientists, eliminating time barriers and sharing findings. Stand4Lyme joins forces with Stanford scientists to pave a medical path to wellness for patients at all stages of Lyme disease, “making Lyme history.”

In This Episode:

03:05 lyme is similar to syphilis
04:50 how traditional medicine encourages silos
08:15 small victories in lyme research, lyme still in infancy
09:25 how the private sector should step up
12:35 sherry’s personal experience with lyme
16:30 infected deer ticks in 49 out of 50 states! what you can do to protect yourself
19:15 lyme could be transferrable to mother to child, possibly sexually transmitted
20:35 neurological effects of lyme
21:46 Stand 4 Lyme foundation
24:26 funding a team of scientists instead of individual grants

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