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June DeGrote talks about her Lyme disease symptoms. She is pictured with her husband, Brian, and Cindy Dainsberg, who also has Lyme disease. They are all from Laporte. Laurie Swenson | Bemidji Pioneer

Sharing stories, ideas: New support group helps Lyme disease patients

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It took a long time for Neen Lillquist to recognize that her symptoms pointed to Lyme disease, which is carried by the Eastern black-legged tick, also known as the deer tick. Now, she's trying to help raise awareness of Lyme through a new support group.


Sixteen people attended the first meeting in March. The next, in May, drew 28, a snug fit at MedSave Family Pharmacy, which is hosting the group.

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