By PATRICK DEWEY • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
What is most astounding about Lyme Disease is that one tick the size of a sesame seed or smaller, according to the CDC, can change someone’s life course.
Cherry Valley resident Tina Leentjes, diagnosed with Lyme Disease in May 2017, went from working five days a week and attending events almost every evening to working part-time and falling asleep
before dinner is finished.
For Brenda Michaels of Cooperstown, symptoms began with knee pain and started a four-year battle that included headaches, fast heartbeat and facial weakness.
The life-changing effects show why awareness of Lyme Disease is critical.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MARCH 12
DRAGON DATES – 5:30 p.m. Dip & Paint with local artist, Diane Stensland. Choose an image to paint then enjoy variety of dipping foods with the Family Resource Network. Preregistration required. Elm Park United Methodist, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-0001 or visit familyrn.org/event/dragon-dates-paint-and-dip-activity/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, JUNE 24
SCREENING – 7 p.m. Watch Oneonta’s own Ninja Warrior Anthony Eardley run the American Ninja Warrior Course on the big screen. Foothills Performing Arts Center, 24 Market St., Oneonta. Info, www.foothillspac.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, APRIL 5
HEALTH EXPO – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Lectures, panels and presentations on everything from Rabies and Lyme Disease awareness to substance abuse and mental health awareness. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-547-4230, www.LHEOtsego.com