Yesterday morning, I sat down with my long-time friend and colleague, Harry Vanderweide, to write his Lyme disease story so it could be shared with legislators next Tuesday at a public hearing on a Lyme disease bill. Harry is probably the state’s best-known sportsman. He edited The Maine Sportsman magazine for four decades, hosted his own outdoor TV show for 25 years, and was a founder of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine. For the last 14 years Harry has co-hosted the TV talk show Wildfire with me. I have been blessed to have hunted and fished with Harry for a very long time. And it has been tough to see the impact of Lyme disease as Harry has struggled with it over the last 5 years. Here is Harry’s story, in his own words, as he told it to me yesterday.