Tag Archive | Awareness and Advocacy

Letters To Strangers 2016 ~ Montana Letter

Letters To Strangers 2016 ~ Montana Letter

This effort was discussed in my recent post about my trip to DC last week, and is described in further detail in a post from May of last year.  My letter was updated this year and some of the Montana patients active with Northern Rockies Lyme Disease Coalition efforts shared their photos to help further […]

May 2016 Trip to Capitol Hill, IDSA Headquarters, and Lyme Policy and Science Forum

May 2016 Trip to Capitol Hill, IDSA Headquarters, and Lyme Policy and Science Forum

Each May, The Mayday Project hosts a rally outside of the Infectious Disease Society of America’s Headquarters in Arlington, VA, to raise public awareness for Lyme Disease and for the damage being done by the outdated and dangerously flawed IDSA Lyme Disease Treatment Guidelines, and to fight for change.  Patients travel from around the region […]

Yolanda Foster Bashing Doctor-Author Forgot To Research Lyme Disease (Part Two)

Yolanda Foster Bashing Doctor-Author Forgot To Research Lyme Disease (Part Two)

Misinformation about Lyme disease dangerously skews public perceptions of patients, in addition to perceptions of the disease, further alienating thousands of patients from families, friends and careers, as well as appropriate healthcare.

Why Montanans are calling Congress Jan. 26/27

Why Montanans are calling Congress Jan. 26/27

We are spread-out, disenfranchised, devastated moms, dads, students, and children…..former participants in lives we now just watch go by.

San Diego Photos & Links: ID Week Lyme Disease Rally and Vigil October 2015

San Diego Photos & Links: ID Week Lyme Disease Rally and Vigil October 2015

Last month, Lyme disease patients and patient supporters gathered outside the annual ID Week conference sponsored by the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) to protest the IDSA’s Lyme disease treatment guidelines and their role in obstructing patient access to proper testing, treatment, and insurance coverage. The conference is attended annually by physicians, researchers, and […]

Lyme Denialism and IDSA/CDC Misinformation Campaign ~ Recent Article Links

Lyme Denialism and IDSA/CDC Misinformation Campaign ~ Recent Article Links

I’ve linked to articles in the past that I felt were particularly valuable for understanding or conveying why there is controversy surrounding Lyme disease diagnosis and treatment (not a small or simple topic).  I’ll re-link to some of those here as well, but first, here are some very recent must reads to that end.  They will […]

‪#‎NationalSuicidePreventionDay‬ ~ Guest Post from Jordan Landerman

‪#‎NationalSuicidePreventionDay‬ ~ Guest Post from Jordan Landerman

‪#‎NationalSuicidePreventionDay‬ ~ Cross posted from Facebook with the Author’s kind permission, artwork also by the author, Jordan Landerman Yesterday I posted a status, and had some interesting responses. I essentially “came out” as suicidal. This isn’t the first time I’ve made this known to people, but it’s the first time I’ve blatantly posted it on social […]