September 25, 2021
September 15, 1950 ~ September 6, 2021
With a heavy heart, we learned of the loss of our dear friend and past board member, Karen Weber on September 6, 2021. Karen was an active advocate for the National Capital Lyme Disease Association and served with enthusiasm and dedication on its board for over twelve years. Karen was admired and loved by her colleagues. She was devoted to Lyme patients and the cause they represent. She frequently said that some divine power led her to the Northern Virginia area to play an active role in our legislative passage of the Virginia Lyme Disclosure Act of 2013 and the passage of a similar Maryland bill in 2016. As one of the primary architects of that bill, she helped many victims of tick-borne diseases obtain proper diagnosis and treatment.
Karen’s commitment and passion for this cause was greatly appreciated by patients who attended support group meetings that Karen facilitated at Johns Hopkins Sibley Hospital, where she was known to be a reliable source of scientific information and innovative treatment protocols. For years she was our authority on social media platforms. She was a principal supporter of NatCapLyme’s 5/10K race that not only supported the organization but spread the word about tick-borne diseases throughout the community. Karen made it a priority to attend every NatCapLyme support group meeting and to staff health event booths. Karen never stopped trying to make this a better world. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Karen’s obituary can be found HERE,