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East Bay L.E.A.P.S. Monthly Meetup
At our monthly meetings, Lyme patients and their loved ones can meet to discuss the challenges faced in diagnosing, treating, and coping with Lyme disease and other tick-borne illness (including Babesiosis, Bartonella, and Ehrlichiosis). In general, we do not discuss the political aspects of this controversial disease, but on occasion, we take on special projects of political activism. Come with your knowledge and compassion, a willingness to share your experience, and most importantly, to listen to others. LEAPS is a place where Lyme patients and their supporters can feel accepted in a constructive, nonjudgmental group setting and work toward healing. Meeting Date: Third Thursday of the month. Meeting Time: 6:30-8:30 PM Meeting Location: As I announced last month, Kaiser Hospital has stopped hosting any meetings in the Mosswood Building. Last month we met up at my house in the North Berkeley hills. The address is 2692 Shasta Road, Berkeley. There's an nice view of the bay, and it's very quiet. Several people wrote me after last month's meeting to say they really liked being in a house, as opposed to a hospital. The only bummer for some folks is that there are about 80 steps up to the front door, from the street. I'm sorry if you can't manage that, due to pain or weakness. However, there are landings along the stairs so you can rest should you need to. I will try to put out some chairs along the way, or ask someone to do so. There is street parking though you may have to look up or down Shasta a bit, or on Tamalpais, just below Shasta (T's into Shasta opposite my house). It's hard to see my house from the street. Just look for the mailbox with the large numbers "2692". The stairs are right next to that mailbox. I would recommending using a GPS, or taking a Lyft, Uber or a taxi (they always have GPS). If you are strong of heart and body, it's walkable from Berkeley BART but it's about 30 minutes up hill. I have rented out rooms in the past to students who did it every day, no problem. But they didn't have chronic Lyme. I hope I haven't scared you off.

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Founded in 2004, East Bay L.E.A.P.S. (Lyme Education And Patient Support) is a place where Lyme patients and loved ones can meet to discuss methods to treat and manage tick-borne illness.

Importan links for the group (Warning, all links are to PDF files):

Read the group member guidelines:
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See a list of LEAPS officers and their contact information:
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A flyer for LEAPS that you can give to friends or leave in your doctor's office:
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