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Richard Johannesen is the father of four beautiful children. He has a typical family with its own struggles and challenges.

On June 2nd, he was working in his yard and thinking about challenges he was facing in his business, and how to finance his children’s education.

However, after blowing off some steam, he went to take a shower, where he found a tick biting his left leg!

The whole world came crashing down on him when he remembered his friend Matt Sabatello.

Matt was one of those poor souls whose life was almost ruined by Lyme. For two years, he was in agony and suffering from debilitating symptoms. Matt used to have seizures, hallucinations, and even a fear of death. After two years of agony during which he was out of work for a year, he was properly diagnosed with the disease. Even after receiving treatment he is not fully recovered yet. 

Richard didn’t want to be another example of that! He didn’t have the luxury of being sick because he couldn’t fail his children. He wanted to give them a decent future. But if he had gotten infected, all of his efforts would have been in vain.

Richard started to panic; desperate, he called Matt for help. Matt understood the severity of the situation, so he suggested that Richard go to a doctor and take the tick with him.

Richard called the doctor, but the doctor was booked for 3 weeks. Confused and worried, Richard started his own research on Lyme. The research left him baffled! What he found was not only untrustworthy, but the information was conflicting as well. He couldn’t find anything actionable. At that point, he wasn’t even sure whether Chronic Lyme disease existed or not. 

After 4 long days, he finally got an appointment with a physician’s assistant. The physician’s assistant disregarded the tick and informed Richard that there is no certain way to tell whether he is infected or not unless he starts to show signs of infection. 

Richard had only one option left: to take Doxycycline. But this medication has adverse side effects including emotional instability and gut problems. Richard became more anxious than ever before! 

It was apparent that the medical community could not handle this severe problem. Richard then realized that the medical community had failed him.

What happened to Richard and Matt is not that uncommon in the US. But they were especially surprised by the failures of doctors to deal with ticks and Lyme on Long Island, which is a severely tick-infested community. Long Island is even where the bacteria that causes Lyme was found!

Richard and Matt have pledged to stand against this! They know that this is a problem that needs to be addressed. Therefore, they have started their own research on Lyme and tick disease diagnosis. 

During their research, they have found that most of the relevant information is scattered around the internet and is untrustworthy. They also found out something interesting, that there is a war going on among academics and the medical community called the Lyme War!

But, there is good news! With their extensive research, Matt and Richard have discovered a system to protect you from Lyme and ticks! Their three-step system uses your body’s own mechanisms to protect yourself from this horror. The best part is, you don’t even have to visit a doctor!

All you need to do is educate yourself and your family with this system. According to Richard and Matt, if you follow this simple Avoidance, Detection, & Early Intervention system, you can get rid of your fear of ticks once and for all!

But, they can’t do this alone. They need your help in this cause to raise public awareness and help millions. Be a part of this journey!

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