Nikolas Stout has Lyme disease that has kept him out of school for a year. He chose to do his Eagle Project on Lyme Awareness April 20, 2013 at the Anne Marie Gardens - Green Expo.
Geoya, Nik's mother said, "He did it all himself."
Nik is currently receiving antibiotics via a port in his arm to eradicate the lyme bacteria within him.
County commissioner, Pat Nutter stopped by to hear Nik's story. Commissioner Nutter told of his grandson who contracted Lyme disease.
One of the facilitators of this Expo noticed that Nik's display frequently had a crowd of spectators.
Brochures and cards on display. One visitor had a bulls eye rash December 2012. Her test for Lyme disease was negative. After Dr. put her on antibiotics for protection she returned in January to test "positive". Never any symptoms other than the bulls eye. Another example of the inconsistency of current Lyme tests.
Although Shelley Limerick's Father had Lyme disease before, she still didn't connect 3 months of headaches, fevers, knee pain and exhaustion (all classic lyme symptoms) as possible lyme disease in her child. She will test as soon as possible.
Marty Madden from the Baynet stopped by to hear Nik's story. He may be able to publicize Nik's Lyme Eagle Project in the future to help bring about more awareness.
Mom helping flush with saline solution after the antibiotics.