Just a thought:

Could the Jim Wilson's of the world form a research foundation, employing all of the varying fields of expertise, contacts, and of course, the varying financial abilities of each Jim Wilson to aid foundations that promote root cause research as opposed to those whose sole purpose seems to be to develop a new drug to treat symptoms?

We could create a Jim Wilson super logo, to fund only the research that people have been wanting for years...that which looks for the cause of disease as opposed to finding a new drug to treat the symptoms, while leaving the disease intact within the person.

I state this with passion. My son is dead, my daughter has a permanent pacemaker, both from Lyme disease. Both were given other diagnoses. Both turned out to be Lyme disease but it was only the post mortem brain tissue of my son that revealed his infection. His previous diagnoses considered were MS, Parkinson's, then allergies, then schizophrenia, then bipolar disorder with arthritic tendancies, then rheumatism, and even early onset dementia. Each of these diagnoses fall under the spectrum of neurological illness that have been linked to bacterial infections. Instead of focusing on the cause, most research avoids the cause of disease. Had my son been treated with antibiotics initially he would be alive, but all of the doctors accepted poor tests as an indication of no disease.

Examples of diseases now linked to just one bacteria are Lyme disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), Crohn's disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Schizophrenia, Autism, Colitis, Interstitial Cystitis, and 200 other diagnoses. Those researchers who make the connections get no further funding because most research nowadays is tied to co-funding by a for-profit company who seem loathe to stop the disease process rather than treat it.

Just a thought. We have quite a varying database here on jimwilson.com who could pull this off...really. Maybe just ask us.

Jim M. Wilson
Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation
A Federally-registered Charitable Organization