DiseaseMaps.org Making An Impact for Diseases Worldwide

DiseaseMaps.org connects people with chronic and rare diseases and other syndromes and conditions using maps. The DiseaseMaps.org team aims to spread awareness about these conditions and show people who suffer these diseases/conditions that they are not alone. There are thousands of people living a similar situation willing to help others to find a way to get better.

Pablo Belmonte, DiseaseMaps.org, Founder, is fighting against Lyme Disease since 2006. He is doing his best every day to make this world a better place. He is an Industrial Engineer living between a bed and a couch dedicating his life to the success of diseasemaps.org. Pablo knew that there was a need for DiseaseMaps.org when he was diagnosed with Lyme Disease and he felt that he was alone. He created a map to connect with others who also suffered from Lyme Disease and then realized that he wanted to help create a DiseaseMap for all diseases so others don’t feel the way he did when he received his diagnosis. 

For those who have been diagnosed with Lyme Disease, there is support, and you are not alone, so please click the Lyme Disease Support Map link that follows to join the Lyme Disease Support Map.

diseasemaps.org has created an amazing platform for over 800 diseases, conditions, disorders and/or syndromes connecting them to others who can relate, so they can find connections and resources to help them through. Support is key for those who are diagnosed with such conditions and knowing that you are not alone gives great peace of mind as well as hope. To donate to DiseaseMaps.org and help people with chronic and rare diseases, other syndromes and conditions, spread awareness about them and boost their research please click here and select the Funding tab to learn more and contact DiseaseMaps.org.

There is also an amazing community for those diagnosed with Lyme Disease offering an abundance of support and resources so those afflicted gain the support and understanding necessary. These wonderful resources will help those suffering come to terms and know that they are not alone. Please take a moment to become “Lyme Disease Aware” and visit the LymeDisease.org website and for those who have been diagnosed with Lyme Disease, our hope is that you gain the support you deserve. Please know that you are never alone.

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Featured Video was Published on Apr 26, 2016

What is Lyme disease? Lyme disease is an infection caused by various Borrelia genus, like Borrelia burgdorferi, Borrelia afzelii, and others. The Borrelia bacteria is a spirochete that’s often spread via tick bites, and can cause chronic disease if not treated. Subscribe – https://goo.gl/w5aaaV. More videos – https://goo.gl/UhOKiM. Support us on Patreon – https://goo.gl/ZGHEk4Subscribe – http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNI0q…This video is brought to you by Osmosis. https://www.osmosis.org/ Support us on Patreon! – https://goo.gl/izRx2z This video is licensed under a Creative Commons CC-BY-SA 4.0 international license, which means that you’re free to share and adapt it so long as you follow the Attribution and ShareAlike terms and conditions.

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Script/audio/visuals: Tanner Marshall, MS
Reviewer: Rishi Desai, MD, MPH

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Health Support and Awareness Advocate with a lifelong dream of being an educator, Vanessa was well along the path towards realizing her goal, having completed an Associate of Arts in Natural Science, Associate of Science in Social Science, Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, and her Master’s of Education, Adult Educators and Administrators. Close to the culmination of the education required to reach her goal of a teaching career geared towards K-12, Vanessa had to make a difficult decision. She asked herself, “Do I continue on with my dream of being a teacher or focus on saving mothers and babies by helping to discover a cause and cure for Hyperemesis Gravidarum?” Vanessa was a volunteering for the Hyperemesis Education and Research Foundation [HER] when she realized there were limited options available when fundraising as a volunteer. The Packs decided to create their own foundation, one that would support all organizations seeking to discover a cause and cure for HG. The Packs held the first ever HG walk on October 20, 2007, A Walk to Remember: HG Walk America, raising awareness in the community and gaining much-needed support for those suffering from the disorder. Proceeds of the walk were donated to the HER Foundation. During the completion of Vanessa’s Masters in 2012, the Ayden Rae Foundation was born. After the birth and survival of the Ayden Rae Foundation, Vanessa and her family grew to understand that there was a greater need for more awareness and support for all diseases/conditions/disorders/syndromes and together they plan to spread awareness about every disease/condition/disorder/syndrome they are made aware of and help diseasemaps.org connect those who suffer from those diseases; discover that they are not alone and find the resources available for them. It is vital that we all do our part to help eradicate all disease, so families are no longer suffering. It is noteworthy to point out that the worst disease on the planet that most in the world overlook is aging and death! Remember to always be willing to learn more about things you aren't aware of and show compassion for those who are afflicted; awareness and support is key for all of us ❤