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lpkayak
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couldnt find anything any wherer

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Just came back from the NYC rally. The speakers were great; unfortunately, there are thousands if not tens of thousands of folks suffering in the tri state area but I would venture to say there were about 100 people there - disappointing turnout.
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Lymedin2010
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Yes, I was there too.

I expected a lot more as well, but lets not forget this is a battle to be heard. We have to contribute and help and fight any which way we can. For the people who have suffered unnecessarily in the past, for our families, and all the innocent children who are allowed to go on to suffer and that will suffer in the future.

My hat goes off to two of the patients/speakers; Meghan Harrison & Ariana Sierzputowski. Both have been through a tremendous amount of pain and were willing to share it all with us today. I got the chance to shake one of their hands and to thank them and their parents for such dedication.

They are great Lyme warriors in the forefront. There are great people there who are all fighting for us, but they need our help. Let's try to support anyway we can. Please also spread the word that Dr Eva Sapi needs continued donation for her to obtain an Atomic microscope.

I got to meet, talk, shake the hands of Pamela Weintraub & she also signed my book. I also saw one of my LLMD's, Dr C and my daughters LLMD Dr J.

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Thanks for the report. I imagine it's pretty hard for sick patients to travel. How about miking an on-the-speaker-phone call-in sometime?

Also, I heard that the atomic microscope got paid for! Now they're raising more funds (matching funds) for her research, so people can still contribute.

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Lymedin2010
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Good news about the funds. Lets keep those who support the cause well backed up.

I am posting my video of Pamela Weintraub's speech at the protest. It is going to take a while to upload though. I will be back later today to post on this forum.

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I was there with my husband and son. We did a very rough estimate and I think there were at least 300 people there at any point in time. It is hard to tell in NYC because so many people in general. But 300 people may even be Conservative. I thought it was a huge success!!
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Someone actually organized a "flash mob" here in Montana. She was very sick on IV and put it all together herself. Only a couple of people showed up though but it was good to see another person with lyme here.

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In retrospect, maybe the count was somewhere higher than I had. It is difficult to tell in NYC. Even still, only 300 people on a beautiful day in NYC. I know folks are sick but I really was expecting a much bigger turnout.
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Thank you guys so much for posting but no way. I could have been there. With us all being so sick the social media way is how to get the word out. look aroun a lot i a lot is started maybe spread the word I don't even know how to do I don't even know how to do it but but I know lots of you do

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Thank you guys so much for posting but no way. I could have been there. With us all being so sick the social media way is how to get the word out. look aroun a lot i a lot is started maybe spread the word I don't even know how to do I don't even know how to do it but but I know lots of you do

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I know a lot of people around me who are affected in one shape or form. None of them were there though.

Had it been two or three days earlier, I don't know if I would have made it either. I did get my wife & mother-in-law and father to go though. My friend also stopped by to support the cause.

What we need is for people to go on skype and log in online to see the rally live & for the rally to have a big video cube with scrolling blocks of live video from each person attending via the net.

Imagine that video screen and grid block & on there indicating city/state/country of each live person. It would have a much bigger impact when they see people from all over the world.

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Okay guys here is Pamela Weintraub's speech at the rally.

I had zoomed in all the way & it caused any movement to amplify through the growing shakiness of my hands, sorry about that.

If it bothers you to see it, then just look away and listen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zOU1HTfUXc&feature=youtu.be

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I have a friend, who is housebound, and has been posting photos of rallies around around the world. I know AZ didn't do anything. Too hot to spend the day outside in Phoenix. Unless, of course, you are a Jodi Arias trial nut.
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Moving to activism. For exciting news of what's going on in the Lyme world, you should check activism daily!!! Why just sit in medical questions discussing nothing but treatment. [Smile] [Smile]

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