Lyme Warrior Mom makes awareness her mission

Local News

MAHOMET, Ill. (WCIA) — It’s Lyme Disease Awareness Month and one mom is making sure you know about the disease.

Tara Zindars calls herself the “Lyme Warrior Mom” and she’s written all about it on her car. In big green letters, you can see #lymysucks and #teambentley, for her son who was diagnosed with Lyme disease two years ago.

She says, within a week, he had flu-like symptoms. 24-hours later, he couldn’t walk or move his head. He was treated, but is still fighting the disease daily.

Zindars wants to bring awareness about the dangers and remind people to be on the lookout for ticks and be aware. She’s also asking for help.

She says she plans to keep this on her car indefinitely. In the past, they’ve made shirts and bracelets to help raise awareness. They’ve even dyed their hair as a constant reminder to people.

In 2016, there were more than 200 confirmed cases of Lyme disease in the state.

An undervalued animal who helps combat about 90% of ticks: Just one possum can kill up to 5,000 ticks a season.

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