Former World Junior Curling Champ brings awareness for Lyme disease with run/walk event (Guardian)

Fewer than two years ago, a Charlottetown mother diagnosed with Lyme disease dreamed one day she would be able to play with her children again.

Stefanie Clark, 36, has since completely recovered after more than a year of treatment.

Fewer than two years ago, Stefanie Clark, centre, didn’t have enough strength to play with her children. Since then she has recovered from Lyme disease. Now, she’s lacing up her sneakers with her son, Ethan, right, and family friend Will Yeo to participate in a Lyme Disease Awareness 5K Run/Walk on Saturday at 9 a.m. It begins on the Confederation Trail between UPEI and the Farmers’ Market. Everyone is welcome.

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Now, the mother of two young children hopes to bring some awareness to the debilitating disease by hosting a Lyme Disease Awareness 5K Run/Walk on Saturday in Charlottetown.

It will begin on the Confederation Trail, between UPEI and the Farmers’ Market at 9 a.m.

“I really am feeling better. I’m doing good, it’s crazy,’’ Clark says. “(My kids) are happy to have their momma back. It was a long journey.’’

Island sports fans will recall Clark (then Richard) was a member of the Suzanne Gaudet (now Birt) curling team that captured the world junior curling title in March 2001.

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