We’re Ticked Off and We’ve Done Something About It!

In 2010-2011 the CDC research logged confirmed cases (rash) and probable cases (clinical diagnosis) leading to the conclusion in 2012 that the number of actual cases of Lyme disease is 10-12 times the number reported. Because Wisconsin is #1 in the upper mid-west for number of cases of Lyme disease and 4th in nation The Howard Young Foundation and The Waite Kane Foundation are working with Open Medicine Institute (OMI) of Mountain View, California to create THE TICK BORNE ILLNESS CENTER of EXCELLENCE at Howard Young Hospital in Woodruff, WI. The Centered opened its’ door to the first patient on September 24, 2019. To make an appointment call 715-203-1616

 The Center is a place where people can come to get properly diagnosed and treated for Lyme disease and other tick borne illnesses. The Center will be a leader in practicing precision medicine in the era of big data offering clinical services in the following areas: tick borne Illness, unexplained / or difficult cases, Genomic Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Diet and Nutrition Consultation and Immunology. …..imagine a team of doctors and researchers IN OUR COMMINITY that are recognized as the most effective in the nation at diagnosing and treating tick-borne illnesses...

Jenn’s Legacy

Jennifer Waite Kane In 2003, when Jenn was 30 years old she contracted Lyme disease while on a camping trip in Missouri, but it could have happened in her own backyard. When she went to the doctor a few weeks later (with a terrible headache) he thought she had pinched a nerve from sleeping on the ground.  Jenn thought it might be Lyme disease because she had pulled two tiny ticks off her body. So, 30 months later, after seeing 10 doctors a new doctor said “Jenn, did you ever think you might have Lyme disease?” By this time she had chronic late-stage Lyme disease. Jenn lost her battle with Lyme disease in 2015 but her Legacy will continue through Jenn’s Legacy Gift providing financial assistance to patients.

If you are in need of assistance please email at info@Waite-KaneFoundation.org.


The Howard Young Foundation Mission is to advance the health and wellness of all people in the communities we serve through your charitable support.

The Waite Kane Foundation Mission is to Create Awareness and Provide Education About Lyme Disease and Associated Diseases.

The Open Medicine Institute is the ONLY organization built from the ground up to put people/patients first in driving actionable knowledge and engagement for patients.  A neutral, safe place for patients to collect, curate and share their own medical data and more while helping to contribute to a community of science.  OMI operates national (and international) phlebotomy services utilizing over 1,500 phlebotomists across the US offering the highest quality and customer service to deliver precision results for health and care needs.  


And remember… that you can contract more than one Tick-Borne Disease from the same tick bite. Log onto www.LymeDiseaseAssociation.org to learn more.

The Lyme Disease Association, Inc. recommends the Diagnosis and Treatment Guidelines of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS).  

ILADS is comprised of International respected leaders in Lyme disease and Tick-Borne Scientific Research. www.ilads.org.


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