Under Our Skin 2: Emergence

Synopsis: In this dramatic follow-up to UNDER OUR SKIN, EMERGENCE takes the viewer on a journey from horror to hope. We witness the emerging epidemic of Lyme disease as infection and education spread globally. We watch as the truth emerges about the disease's persistence and reach, about promising new research, and about medical collusion and conflicts of interest that continue to impede progress. We revisit the characters from UNDER OUR SKIN as they emerge into better health, reclaiming their lives and dignity, and offering hope to the legions now suffering. As Lyme disease surges, EMERGENCE shines a probing light on the issue and becomes a beacon in the dark.
Genre: Documentary
Production: Open Eye Pictures
64 min


It's almost like I started

building a bridge

to the other side.

Now I'm gonna go walk back into my body

and start again.

It's daunting.

We were told it was

going to be a long road.

It doesn't mean that I don't think

that maybe at some point,

Sean might change his mind.

Push. Here comes

your baby.

There you go.

Jared's test came back positive

for the lyme antibody.

He may end up getting very

sick someday because of it.

My life was so uncomfortable to be in,

that I don't know that I

would've wanted to be here,

had I not had stronger family

connections, you know.

She couldn't hold her head up.

She couldn't sit up.

She couldn't talk anymore.

They insisted that she's making it up.

We allege that Dr. Jones

prescribed that antibiotic

to a patient he did not know

and had never examined.

If they succeed in

taking his license away,

I just don't feel that

he's gonna feel like

he needs to be here anymore.

They decided to suspend my license.

Financially, I've lost everything.

There's a message that's gonna

be sent to the other doctors,

that it's not safe to

take a lyme patient on.

So there's something funny.

I don't know what

that something funny is.

At what point will people say,

the emperor has no clothes?

How many more people are gonna suffer

before the truth comes out?

A common disease

appears to be much more

common than first thought.

About 30,000 cases of lyme disease

are reported each year.

The centers for disease control now say

the real number of cases

is more like 300,000.

The CDC put out a press release,

saying lyme is 10 times more common

than the lyme statistics say it is,

but we kind of already knew that,

and what we would like to have

seen in that press release

is, here's what we're doing about it.

We may be patients, but

we are not patient anymore.

We've had enough.

We didn't have to work outside...

It stopped raining so

you get to work inside?

We were living in Connecticut,

and we had to find a place that was safe,

that was tick-safe.

We were angry, we were fearful,

and here we are in Hawaii, in paradise;

and truly, it is paradise for us

regarding lyme disease.

Last time we met, we were sitting

and watching a healthy little boy.

I didn't like to use

the word lyme disease,

however when he was about three,

it was pretty evident

that he was getting sick.

One day, we got into the city

and we walked 10, maybe 15 minutes,

and my son turned to me,

Jared turned to me

and said, I'm too tired,

mommy, I'm too tired.

I can't walk.

So, I had to use the word,

that my son had lyme disease.

In utero, fetal transmission

of lyme disease to a fetus

is something that has been

of concern to patients.

We've looked carefully at that.

There have been numerous studies.

There's not been one documented case

of congenital lyme disease.

My story proves that it's not anecdotal,

that it is happening probably every day.

Children are being infected in utero,

and that if something isn't done,

we're gonna end up with

very, very sick children.

Good afternoon, everybody.

Continuing hearings on the case

of Dr. Charles Jones.

The two children who were subject

of the initial allegations

are doing well.

They are free of tick-born diseases,

and they're thriving.

In my estimate, I've healed

over 18,000 children.

The main effect of

the licensing board actions

has been financial.

It's been a horrendous expense

and continues to be so.

I think they must be touching

near a million dollars right now.

I'm going into my seventh

year of bankruptcy.

I'm still in litigation

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