The cost of Lyme Disease can be staggering. According to Dr. Daniel Cameron, the mean cost for patients was $16,199 annually with early Lyme disease. Sam's Spoons Foundation was created in 2018 to help defray the out of pocket expenses incurred by families affected by chronic medical conditions from Lyme disease and co-infections. Post Treatment Chronic Lyme Disease is not only difficult to manage, but it means that people are left 100% financially responsible for their treatment. This nonprofit organization is focused on helping those in need financially, while working with other nonprofit organizations to raise awareness, provide educational outreach efforts for youth and their families, instill the importance of prevention, and push important policies around tick bites and Lyme disease in Pennsylvania.
Curious to know why "Spoons"? The spoon theory is a metaphor used to explain the lack of energy a person has to complete a simple daily task (like showering or house hold duties or making a meal) due to chronic illness/disease like Lyme and contributing illnesses.
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.
Your thoughtful donation makes this critical work possible. Together, WE WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Carrie Perry, President
Samantha Perry, Vice President
Nicole Wood, Secretary & Creative Director
Beth Seeber, Treasurer
Dr. Chris Turnpaugh, Board Member
Doris Hagemann, Board Member
Dr. Sue Eisen, Board Member
Jill Levy-Fisch, Board Member