Rest In Peace – Friend and Lyme Warrior
I literally just heard the news so I am at a loss for words. It’s been a rough week and this really saddened me to the breaking point.
Jeremiah Katches was a good friend, father, husband, photographer, lyme disease sufferer and lover of life’s beauty. He was one of the only Lyme disease sufferers I knew who was near by in California. We never had a chance to meet in person because one of us was always too ill and neither of us could leave the house.
I just talked to Jeremiah on Thursday night and by Friday he was gone. His last message was “I love u brother an don’t give up fighting …. I’ll keep u in my prayers an pray so hard something changes for u for the best”. That is the kind of person he was, always caring and thoughtful even in his suffering.
I wish doctors could help us and that even a psychologist could use their services for free to help those who are crying for help. Jeremiah was crying out for help the last few days and nobody responded to him. I had no idea until I just read his twitter. So sad and I feel like I could have helped had I known.
The first day I met Jeremiah he was always so supportive and optimistic. He talked to me about becoming a famous photographer. I hope his pain and suffering are gone and he knows that he was loved by many.
Jeremiah had been suffering from lyme and coinfections and he was vomiting frequently and had really bad insomnia like I do. I do not know how he passed away but i do know he was in a lot of pain the last few days and lyme was breaking his body down.
My thoughts and prayers are with his family, wife and two daughters. Rest in peace brother, I love you too….
Here is the last message from Jeremiah the day before his passing which I think speaks for us all and speaks volumes. May his death open more eyes and make people more aware:
“This disease like u said is destroying our lives an it doesn’t seem like anyone cares anymore. Not even our dr’s. I’m trying to stay positive just like I’m sure u are but it’s so hard to do when no one takes us serious. I’ll keep u in my prayers an pray so hard something changes for u for the best.”
Read More About Jeremiah And His Story Below:
From lymedisease.org – HERE
From inannahouse.org – HERE
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