May marks Lyme Disease Awareness Month and a local Grande Prairie woman who suffers from it, wants to see the City do more.
Heather Ulrich who is 24, has had the disease since she was 14.
Ulrich says some of the symptoms can change day to day and can range anywhere from headaches and flu like symptoms to short term memory loss, speech impairment and body aches.
She says Grande Prairie should host more events to draw attention to the disease as other cities in Alberta do.
“I think awareness is one of the biggest things we need in Grande Prairie. Currently, you know, a lot of people who are walking, working, playing, hunting in those Lyme positive areas of exposure don’t even realize that they are being put at risk don’t realize the prevention techniques or even just, you know, that accurate early diagnosis.”
She says, other places like Edmonton and Calgary are painting the city green for the month of May in support of Lyme Disease.