“I am a Lyme patient who has been sick for decades. All the therapies that were tried were unsuccessful in suppressing my co-infections and Lyme secondary to a compromised immune system until my LLMD recommended I explore the option of going to Germany for hyperthermia. I was given Brendan Fillar’s name by St-Georg Klinik in Germany and so my journey to wellness began. Brendan immediately responded to my call and scheduled an appointment for us to speak. During all of our conversations he was supportive, optimistic, informative and pro-active. I called him on several occasions and he responded the same or next day.
He was a wealth of information with regard to how to prep for my trip and what to expect while there. If not for Brendan I would have stumbled along searching for answers as was the usual for most lyme patients in search of treatment. If not for Brendan, I would still be sick as I would have remained in the US continuing on antibiotics, herbals and supplements, day after day. Brendan gave me hope and eventually a path to wellness. Today I am symptom free, off all my meds and I have my life back. I am back to work as a nurse. I am grateful.”
“When I found Michelle McKeon at Lyme and Cancer Services, I was in a very dark place. I’d lie in bed, cocooned in a morphine haze (for the pain caused by my swelling brain) and my 4 year old son would stroke my head and plead that I not die. It was hell seeing what this disease was doing to my son, my husband, and my parents. By this time I did not know what I believed, I had started to think everything out there was just snake oil. I thought there was no cure and I’d just get sicker and sicker.
The problem with Lyme disease (and its co-infections) is not just the hurdle of actually discovering that Lyme is why you are so sick, but every man and his dog has a ‘cure’ that never ultimately works. Michelle made everything ok from the start – I was humbled when she shared her story with me, and still I cannot believe that she doesn’t just run a mile from any mention of this disease – she’s free! But no, she spent hours helping me ready myself. Michelle told me what to expect and why extreme whole body hyperthermia (EWBH) is the treatment that makes all the difference.
She has also told me how to get my thoughts around all the strange little things that are part of Lyme – mold, heavy metals, fog… and she helped me understand in a way that people with brain fog can grasp (I know – we’re pretty much talking miracles here). I looked forward to her calls and emails. For the first time in a long time I actually thought there was a way through and out of this.
Michelle organized my stay at the hospital, and I really needed that from someone – there was so much to think about and I just wasn’t up to it. Then when I was at the Fach Klinik, she’d email me – just to check-in, see how I was handling things, or to make sure everything was being done properly. Michelle was a friend who actually understood!
When I came home, we still kept in touch. I just wish I could thank her in person for her kindness, her friendship, and her knowledge. Michelle is absolutely not pedaling snake oil – I thank her from the bottom of my heart. I am well, and it feels like a miracle. I did not even remember what wellness felt like – phew – all I can say is that it is better than you think.”
“Our two children have suffered with Lyme for many years. Having tried various treatments to no avail, we decided to travel to Germany for hyperthermia treatments. Scary? Yes, but with the invaluable information provided by Michelle and Brendan, we were much more comfortable planning and executing our trip to Germany. Our travel and stay was much less worrisome with their help because we didn’t need to research every detail. The kids have hope now which the exceptional doctors, staff, and treatments at St. George Clinic gave to them. That’s priceless. Are we glad we went? Yes!”
I live in Australia and the medical industry won’t admit that Lyme Disease is a really big problem here. When I first thought I had Lyme, I went from doctor to doctor – and they all looked at me like I was crazy and said I couldn’t have Lyme. So when I finally found Brendan by recommendation, I was so happy to be talking with someone at last who seemed to believe me and I could tell he really did understand so much about this annoying – and at times, terrifying Lyme Disease.
Brendan told me his experience with Lyme Disease and how he had worked out an effective protocol to combat the illness. I was so relieved to find someone who has had success in treating Lyme – and not by just rolling over and taking heavy doses of antibiotics. I had done enough research to learn that often people think they have a cure with antibiotics, but then some time later, they relapse. I could talk this through with Brendan and he had so much more helpful information to tell me.
Brendan and his business partner, Michelle, can tell you how they got better, step by step. It takes time and hard work and patience, but the goal of being 100 per cent better is a possible achievement.
I take my hat off to Brendan and Michelle for the excellent job they are doing. They both have experienced notable improvement from Lyme now, and they could just move on to do something else, but they understand just how grueling and frustrating this disease is and they want to pass on to other people the hope that you actually can get better.
When times get tough – and let’s face it, they do with Lyme – I always found that Brendan had some new piece of advice or another avenue we could pursue – and every time, I was taking one more step to getting fully better.
All I can say is that to date, I am feeling so much better than I was a year ago when I first contracted Lyme. If you think you have Lyme and you need help, Brendan or Michelle are the right people for the job. The great thing is, you end up not doing it all on your own – when you have someone to talk these things through with, it makes it all so much easier.
I would recommend Lyme & Cancer Services to anyone who is serious about getting better from Lyme Disease so they can get back to living the fullest life they know they can.
“Brendan Fillar’s knowledge and in-depth response to all my queries about treatment for Lyme Disease was invaluable as I planned for my hyperthermia and other treatments at the Klinik St. Georg in Germany. With his 10-year odyssey in the Lyme wars, he has thoughtful, exacting knowledge for all stages of treatment. Of course, it is paramount to have a Lyme-literate, ILADS affiliated, courageous doctor. Mr. Fillar supplemented knowledge I obtained through extensive discussions with my doctor, and my own in-depth research and reading. Travel information he provided were really important; it was so much easier on my body to arrive a few days in advance, and leave 1-2 days after the treatments. Also critical to success was his honest, careful advice of what to expect from the clinic, advice as to personal, and for the necessity to vigorously manage your own schedule and treatments to ensure that you receive all the proper care during your stay. Also very important was the advice to bring a family member or friend to help you: accommodations for your help, in the same room, are just fine and very reasonable in cost.
As Mr. Fillar has been working on eliminating his Lyme and co-infections for some time, he was very knowledgeable about what helps or hinders long-term recovery. He also referred me to other Lyme patients that had gone to Germany. And since I’ve returned, he has continued to follow up with my treatments and recovery, with excellent advice. I unreservedly recommend consultation with Brendan Fillar before traveling abroad for Lyme treatment.”
“Michelle is my savior. In the last month before I went to Dr. Herzog’s clinic
in Germany I could not even think about organising my stay there as I was
very weak and had severe brain fog.
I got quite desperate in the fortnight before I went to Germany and emailed Michelle to
see when I could go. She told me that I could go in a week. I thought I had won the
lottery. My Lyme was undiagnosed in Australia for 4 years. The treatment in Germany
was completely successful and I am now Lyme -free.
I fully recommend Michelle and have complete trust in her.”
“I was diagnosed with Babesia Duncani and Anaplasma co- infection diseases last April of 2015, and being a cancer survivor I needed to find effective treatments as quick as possible. My sister Line was also diagnosed with chronic lyme and several co-infections last year after being misdiagnosed with fibromylgia for 8 years. We discovered Lyme and Cancer Services through my dear friend who also has lyme disease in Connecticut. We found their services very valuable.
Michelle is so amazing, compassionate, effective and professional with her work. She is passionate and committed to see her clients get well. We decided to be hospitalized at the Fach Klinic-Dr. Herzog hospital. We just came back a few weeks ago. It was such wonderful and beautiful experience, though at times very intense and challenging. We are still detoxifying and recovering. Though I feel we will be fully recovered soon after we complete the remaining treatments and detoxing. I already experience the wave of well-being. We are so glad we went. Lyme and Cancer Services has been a light on a dark and scary path. Heart felt gratitude to all of you and Michelle.”
Vivianne Nantel and Line Nantel
“Brendan Fillar has been an amazing help in preparing me for my trip to the St George Klinik. Brendan’s vast knowledge of Lyme disease and treatments as well as his first hand personal experience at the Klinik made me feel like I was making the right decision in taking this very big step on my journey to better health.
Brendan put me in touch with other patients that had gone through the same treatments and had great success. Brendan has always been available to answer any of my questions, even while I was in Germany. It was great having someone like Brendan help plan this very important trip!”
“My name is Donna Ross and I live in Schoolcraft, MI. About 3 years ago, after a long and frustrating journey, I was diagnosed with Lyme disease. I am one of the “lucky ones”, because I was able to walk into a physician’s office (many of us can’t walk at all) who was finally able to tell me what was wrong with me. After listening to my symptoms and ordering a Western Blot the diagnosis of Lyme disease was confirmed.
I had been on antibiotics for over 2 years when I first heard about Brendan Fillar. Even though I was feeling better and credit antibiotics with saving my life, I still didn’t feel good. A chance remark from my massage therapist, and then again from my chiropractor, led me to Brendan. I was told of a young man in this area who had gone to Germany for Lyme treatment and that he was really doing well. I am a RN and at first blew off this Germany treatment, as I had read and done much of my own research for years and had heard all kinds of interesting but not very effective interventions for Lyme. I asked that Brendan be given my phone number, and he called about 6 months ago.
From the beginning, Brendan was tireless in his willingness to share his story and experience with me – I had many questions, and the first time I spoke with Brendan on the phone he spent well over an hour asking for information about how I was diagnosed, sharing and validating symptoms, and then giving me contact information about the Klinik St. Georg in Germany (web site and phone numbers) so that I could do my own research. I was skeptical and had all of the healthy cynicism as I (like so many people with this disease) had already spent thousands of dollars traveling, seeking treatment, and paying for supplements and medications. After I had satisfied my skepticism that the clinic does indeed exist and that this was not some elaborate scheme or hoax, and after contacting and speaking with another young man that had gone to Germany, I again contacted Brendan with my decision to go.
At this point, he was able to direct me to a physician in Grand Rapids (who also validated the existence and effectiveness of hyperthermia treatment) who was able to prescribe and administer IV supplements in order to better tolerate the treatment regimen in Germany. I had many questions (and sometimes still do) and every time I have called on Brendan, he has always found the time to answer my questions and direct and support me – can anyone imagine doing this for a complete stranger? He also answered many practical questions about traveling to Germany, what to expect, how to make payment, etc. and put me in touch with people there who knew him.
Since I have been back from Germany, I have had wonderful blessed periods of time where I can look in the mirror, see me again, and feel like myself for the first time in 3 years! It has been an amazing journey, one I would never have taken without Brendan Fillar’s help. He has been patient and kind, and even if he is unable to immediately answer my questions, always returns phone calls or e-mails.
You may rely absolutely on anything that Brendan Fillar says about himself, his journey/recovery from Lyme disease, and the hyperthermia treatment offered at the St. George Clinic in Bad Aibling, Germany.”
“I’d like to give an unqualified recommendation to Michelle and LCS. Michelle understands the patient point of view and takes a very pragmatic yet caring approach to helping Lyme sufferers along the healing process. Like most, I had tried a seemingly endless array of doctors, approaches and supplements. The heat treatments were the single most effective modality in eradicating my Lyme infection. Today my health is dramatically improved – I feel like I have my life back. Michelle helped prepare me for the trip and the treatment. There were no surprises. She was available before, during and after and was a great encouragement along the way. I feel this was the best investment I could have made. If you want to get on the road to recovery, give LCS a call.”
Anonymous Business Executive
“I found the book written by Brendan and Michelle very informative. Expectations are clearly explained as well as travel and accommodation suggestions. I can honestly say after reading the book I am feeling hopeful for the first time in awhile.”
I am a mother, of which two of my children, whom are young adults suffered from Lyme disease for years. My daughter went for ages misdiagnosed, until we were fortunate enough to have been given the name of a Lyme literate doctor. Finally, an answer! However, after several more years and IV treatments, the Lyme and numerous co-infections were winning. Thanks to our doctor, Hyperthermia treatment was recommended. This treatment saved my daughter’s life! In our preparation to the St. Georg Klinik in Germany, Lyme and Cancer Services provided a wealth of information. The advice and guidance on what to expect at the clinic, as well as the advice for traveling (to avoid jet lag and having time to acclimate to the clinic) was greatly valued. Now my daughter has her life back!
My son, recently went to the same clinic for treatment. It appeared that every time he was taken off of antibiotics, the Lyme and his co-infections started winning the battle. Once again, we contacted Brendan and Michelle. Their timeliness in sending paperwork and scheduling my son’s visit made the process of arranging this treatment seem easy (and nothing is easy when you are dealing with Lyme disease). Their attention to details while communicating with the clinic was a welcome relief from myself having to plan and wonder what to do. Brendan asked about having a rental car vs. getting a shuttle.
All I can say is, “Thank you! The Lyme is no longer winning.” The thought that my son and daughter can get their life back, is a notion that was not even possible a year ago. There is hope, and Lyme and Cancer Services provided the necessary support in the fight against Lyme!
After nearly 3 years of very poor health and an early British test for Lyme which came back negative, I had the more conclusive test with Armin Labs in Germany which resulted in a positive Lyme test with co-infections. After researching treatments I contacted Michelle to arrange for hyperthermia in Germany. Michelle provided great information and support and made the whole process so easy. I’d initially booked into a different clinic, but they were unable to find space for the dates I needed to travel. Michelle worked really hard to secure an alternative place at Fachklinik with Dr Herzog even keeping contact through the weekend and bank holiday.
I’m really happy that I ended up there. Dr Herzog and his whole team offered excellent care, support and advice throughout the treatment. They treat the whole person and managed to change my other prescribed drugs for more natural remedies which have worked really well. The two hyperthermia treatments and antibiotics have worked their miracle and I feel like I have my life back. I also witnessed amazing improvements in other Lyme patients who were there. I stayed for an extra few days detox and was sent home with three months of prescriptions to aid my recovery. I’ve been home a week and feel improvements every day. I’m so grateful for the support from Michelle and Dr Herzog and can’t recommend their service highly enough.
Since our first meeting with Brendan Fillar, we have felt privileged and encouraged by his knowledge and true commitment to help others with Lyme disease. Brendan’s assistance throughout this journey has been a huge blessing. He is well read, reassuring, and so knowledgeable about Lyme and Germany. We felt better prepared than any new patient we met while we were receiving therapy. We value Brendan’s friendship and his support while walking the path towards recovery.
Kayte and Judy
In May 2012 at the age of 21, I was bit by a tick. What would follow could be summed up as the painful loss of my 20’s. Through countless courses of treatments, across several areas of medicine, through failures and almost successes I have survived. I have fought and I have been broken down; I was no longer in charge of my own story. My quality of life had stooped to such a degree over the course of so much time that I hadn’t even noticed. The constant pain, the fatigue, the neurological symptoms piling up faster than I could take note of them. It had become my new normal. So, I made a decision; something drastic needed to happen. I could not live life like that anymore.
As I had already been though the classic Lyme ringer of being called ‘crazy’ and being misdiagnosed, I decided to delve into some heavy research to see what my options were. Through a fellow volunteer at the incredible Lyme Warrior organization, I came to learn of the St. Georg Klinik. This find led me to the immensely helpful Michelle McKeon from Lyme and Cancer Services who provided me not only with all of the information and guidance I could possibly need, but also a lot of encouragement along the way. After much discussion with family, friends and my local Lyme doctor it became clear that this was my best chance at getting my life back. In short, it turned out to be true.
Now it is May 2018, I am 27 and I’ve been home from my three week stay at the Klinik for about two months. I feel incredible, profoundly more at peace within myself and my mind. My whole world has changed. I find it hard to adequately express how amazing my experience at the Klinik truly was and how grateful I am to have been able to go. While there I felt safe, taken care of and validated in every way possible. I learned, rested, explored and I healed. The staff was so kind and amazing, so reassuring. I can say with confidence that the food was stellar and it was all 100% worth it. Though, to be clear, it was not a magical fix; it was a lot of hard work and it was scary. It was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do, but the fight was absolutely worth it. Slowly but surely, I am getting my life back and what a spectacular feeling that is.