This organization is a great source of support for patients and health professionals. They are unique in their ability to understand the importance of supporting research in their own state, as well as other states, and they have a proactive...professional relationship with all tick-borne health stakeholders. They do a fabulous job of educating the public and health professionals, too.
The MLDA for as long as they have been a 501c3 has been active in helping others through education and awareness. They spend countless hours reaching out to others with education and awareness of the devistation that can come with Tick and other Vector born illness. They work very hard to raise the funds to be able to carry out this much needed work. I hope they will be able to continue their work for as long as their work is needed. That need will continue until the unforseeable future. Carol Fisch, Adjunct Professor Emeritus, Microbiology background...Advocate, Activist and Victim
From: Judith Weeg, President and Tracie Schissel VP LDUC
The Lyme Disease United Coalition would like to nominate our sister group, Michigan Lyme Disease Association for your $5000 grant/prize in your 2011 GUIDESTAR-KIMBIA nonprofit giveaway. The leader of the MLDA is Linda Lobes, one of the hardest working and most organized leaders in organizations in the U.S. She has numerous Lyme disease chapters in Michigan, and all are running in concise, but caring order. She has had several events, throughout the years, and works well in educating the public regarding Lyme disease (Ld) and involving governmental agencies in coming on-board to define the epidemic in Michigan.
We are honored to know Linda Lobes and Michigan LDA. We nominate, highly, MLDA for this prize.
I have known Linda and Michigan LDA for almost all of my 21 years in Lyme Disease advocacy and patient education. I have the utmost respect for Linda and her group. They never succumbed to the sabotage, undermining or other political games played by far too many in Lyme advocacy. They are always honest, accountable and put the patients first. A model for any organization, they strive to not only educate and promote awareness among the public and patients, but also provide much needed support and education to the patients and caregivers directly. Linda has never denied help to anyone, even if theyre from out of her state. She administrates with a goal of team effort and has mentored many in leading their own group. The only negative is that there arent enough groups like this in the Lyme Disease Community
Review from Guidestar
I am From michigan and prior to moving to Florida 9 years ago, I was very involved in the works of the MLDA. This group single handed has done what ever they could to get the word out about Lyme disease in Michigan; They help the individual who has the disease, they work tirelessly in educating the public about the dangers of Tick born illness. The members of this group do what every they can do raise funds to be able to educate others about the dangers of Tick Born Illness. Without the MLDA Michigan would be cluless about the dangers of Lyme Disease and Tick Born Illness. Carol Fisch, Adjunct Professor Emeritus, Microbiology, Immunology, Parasitology, Stealth Pathogen Research, Advocate, Activist and Victim.