Benefit for Mason City woman diagnosed with Lyme Disease

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MASON CITY, Iowa – A Mason City woman went 20-years suffering strange symptoms and not knowing what was wrong with her, until just last April when she was diagnosed with Chronic Lyme Disease.

A benefit is underway right now for Lori Casey-Bartz, who suffers from the rare disease that is caused by deer tick bites.

She sees a Lyme literate doctor in Wisconsin and has specialized treatment that insurance doesn’t cover.

The benefit is taking place at Bethlehem Lutheran church in order to help offset some of Lori’s medical costs.

“If you’ve ever worked out really hard and you’ve worked muscles that you are not accustom to working and you wake up and have that horrible burning pain, that’s how my muscles feel everyday. To some degree I’ve gotten accustom to this,” says Lori.

If you weren’t able to make it but would like to help out… there is a fund set up at First Citizens Nation Bank.

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