Eric Reinert

There probably aren’t too many people in Watertown who aren’t familiar with the story of Eric Reinert’s recent battle with rat lungworm disease, but now, the rest of America will hear his story as well Reinert’s tale will be told on the season premiere of Animal Planet’s show, Monsters Inside Me. The hour-long episode  will [...]

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As somebody who still feels the effects of a rare parasitic disease that once left him hospitalized for seven weeks in Hawaii, it’s not surprising that Eric Reinert is familiar with the Animal Planet television show, Monsters Inside Me. In fact, the 23-year-old Watertown-Mayer High School graduate, who contracted rat lungworm disease during a work-exchange [...]

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One year ago today (October 24, 2011), I set off on my Hawaiian adventure. I wasn’t sure what to expect of how things were going to go, and in hindsight, that is a HUGE understatement.  I can’t believe it’s already been a year. I am such a blessed individual.  The disease itself was horrible and [...]

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