There are many people in Colorado struggling with the debilitating effects of this potentially chronic disease and support group membership continues to grow. Lyme has no borders, it has been reported in all 50 states and Colorado medical care providers experienced in recognizing and treating Lyme and other tick-borne infections are few. Initial presentation may consist of vague or flu-like symptoms, easily misdiagnosed especially in the absence of a rash. Too many residents, many of them children, are struggling with access to timely, accurate diagnosis and adequate and affordable care. Increasing awareness and education about Lyme and other tick-borne diseases is critical!