A Soldier’s Fight After Lyme Disease

The article below was written by Greg Barnes of the Fay Observer:

A year ago, Chris Harriss’ (a Chief Warrant Officer 3) hands shook so badly that he couldn’t consistently place a small ball into a big basket.  He could barely climb stairs and couldn’t drive a car. His speech became so slow and slurred that it was almost incomprehensible.

A year later, after controversial treatment for Lyme disease, Harriss seems to have made an almost complete recovery.  

Harriss, who is now assigned to Fort Bragg’s Warrior Transition Battalion, wants nothing more than to remain in the Army. When he got sick, he said, he set a goal for himself and his family that he would complete 20 years of military service. He has less than three years to go.

But the Army – whose doctors have misdiagnosed Harriss with a dizzying array of illnesses – isn’t allowing him to return to duty.

All three of my siblings, including myself, served in the military.  This man should be allowed to complete his 20 years of service.  Please read the full article and let me know what you think.

Please click HERE to read the full article.

2 thoughts on “A Soldier’s Fight After Lyme Disease

    • Thank YOU for sharing your story! Best wishes to you and your family! I just sent you an email regarding my brother and hope you might be able to offer some advice!

      Best,
      B

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