As a Mainer I have been very lucky being able to attend last years Lyme Disease protest in Washington DC. I was able to meet so many friends from the Lyme community online, in person. We got to raise Lyme Disease Awareness together. We had 250 people come to the rally and 150 marched around the White House. I've never been to a protest before and I was so overwhelmed by the experience. I've never met that many people with Lyme Disease in my whole life. It was great to see in person an entire community in action helping each other out.
I am excited to say this year I will be a part of the same type of protest in front of the IDSA Headquaters in Arlington, Virginia this year May 22-23. For two whole days we are planning to stand in from of their building in shifts. I hope this time as we get media coverage and attention that we will be able to make Lyme Disease a common topic of conversation here in the USA and the World. And in the end help Lyme Disease Patients get the proper treatment and care they deserve.
If you would like to know more about this years Mayday Protest please go to this site: http://www.themaydayproject.org/
Faces of Lyme Disease Video