Toronto’s Cabbagetown Festival Sept 12-13, 2015
Drawing Out Loud The Many Faces of Lyme Disease art exhibit depicts the horrors of Lyme Disease, artist Donna y Jacobs raises funds for her daughter’s battle and better testing and treatment in Canada.
Montreal artist Donna y Jacobs has her art on display from Sept 12-13th, @Cabbagetown_BIA Festival on Parliament and Aberdeen and hopes her charcoal drawings will raise awareness about the horrors of the deadly outcomes of Chronic Lyme Disease, as well as, the urgent need for improved diagnosis and treatment in Canada.
Commentary from previous exhibits:
“Jacobs says the exhibit, called Drawing Out Loud, the Many Faces of Lyme Disease, tries to expose the emotional torments of the tick-borne illness both for those who suffer from its potentially disastrous effects and for their families.
“Lyme disease is not very well recognized in Canada,” Jacobs says, “nor is it properly diagnosed, nor do we have proper testing.”Jacobs adds that her own daughter, Bronwyn, was likely infected 20 years ago at a Girl Guide Camp in Quebec. However, the disease went undiagnosed until she married a U.S. citizen and ended up in an American hospital where her husband insisted that she be tested. Today, Bronwyn, who just turned 29, is being treated for multiple health problems.” (written by Bruce Wark, www.warktimes.com, Nova Scotia)
The battle continues for Bronwyn, while mother and daughter unite to raise awareness on daunting reality of life with Lyme. Come out to meet the artist and learn about prevention through information provided by CanLyme and Donna’s first hand knowledge of the disease.