I am doing a research paper on Lemierre's Disease and in searching I came across your web page. I was falsely diagnosed with strep throat in March 2007, but it turned out that I had LD. Over the course of three weeks I became deathly ill and had to undergo a severe lung surgery,so I understand what your brother must have gone through. I would like to help in any way that I can, I think it's wonderful that you are raising awareness for this forgotten disease. 
Keep up the good work :).
My name is Bree and I am sixteen years old. I was diagnosed with Lemierre's syndrome in April, 2008. I want to let you know I feel your pain, and I also felt his. I am thankful for everyday I live.__________________________________________________
Hi, my name is Meredith Gruseck. I am 18 years old and i have been out of the hospital for about a week now after fighting Lemierre's syndrome. I came upon this site while attempting to write a research paper on the disease and i am completely overwhelmed by it. My dad and neighbors made a website similar to this while i was in. www.meredithgruseck.com I feel that you are doing an amazing job at teaching the world about this "hidden" disease, and i thank you for that so much. While in the hospital i never really understood what was happening to me because of all the drugs i was on, but reading stories like Justin's and hearing what my friends and family had to say about the time i spent in the hospital i am amazed as to what i have been through. Like justin, i had no idea i was so sick. I had a swim meet only three days before i went into the hospital. Everything happend so fast. I just want you to know that your family has the support and prayers of myself, my family, and my friends. Meredith Gruseck
I would like to introduce myself...My name is Caitlin. I am 21 years old. As a random and boring night, I thought I would just play around on google. From the deepest depths of my heart I would like to tell you how very sorry I am for your loss. As a surviver of this horrible freak disease, it breaks my heart to hear of someone leaving us due to this sickness...if there is anything that I can do to help your family, please let me know (even if it is as simple as answering a few questions)...you can find me on Myspace as Caitlin Sebaly. I hope to hear from you soon....

I had Lemierre's Syndrome 7 years ago... I was admitted to a local hospital in Norwalk, CT after being sick for 8 days and seeing numerous doctors in my plan. I was sent home with the exact diagnosis of your son on the 7th day with a "Z-PACK". Upon waking up on Saturday morning, my Mother knew it was time to go to the hospital...Later on that night, my liver enzymes were depleting themselves and my blood pressure dropped drastically to about 60/40. I was immediately rushed to Yale New Haven Hospital due to the lack of supplies (dopamine) @ Norwalk. I was admitted to YNHH August 3rd 2001 and thankfully released on September 4th 2001. I am now 23 yrs old and am ready to help you and yours.
I want to express to you my deepest condolences to your family for your loss. I can understand the pain, frustration, anxiety, confusion etc. of everyone involved, including Justin himself. I can further explain my condition during that time and before hand when I was previously a VERY VERY healthy 15yr old....
What I can do for your family?? I've really wanted to get involved to spread awareness, but couldn't find a single person (including doctors) other than my family and relatives who knew the severity of this disease.Click here to add text.
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