Wednesday, May 29, 2013

My Personal Experience at Mayday 2013

Angele and me
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Throughout the last couple months, I was not sure I was even going to be able to make it to the third Mayday. It seemed like it would almost be impossible. I had no money and was going through a real flare of
My old buddies, Chris and Tracy
Paul and me

This experience was one of the most amazing experiences I have had thus far. Seeing old friends that once could barely even get on the computer to talk to anyone, now were marching two miles around theWhite House. I always think that there is no hope for now. I always think I'll just be like this forever. What I realized on this trip is time does change things, time does heal things. You might not ever be 100% again. But  just hang in because you will get

I'm not sure if it's that we just start to naturally heal, as most of us are on different treatements, or if we are just so strong in spirit that we learn to cope and live with this disease, probably a little of both, but seeing these friends out there doing Lyme events, traveling, and all the rest of the "activities" we were doing was really really amazing and inspiring. I have heard this sentiment from others as well.since the Mayday Rally.

Please just never give up. It may seem impossible right now, but you will get through this. I am already looking forward to seeing everyone again. I really hope each person who didn't get to go, gets to go next year. It's really an experience you will never forget to hang out with people who "understand."

Tracy, Blake, Cody, Chris, Paul, Angele, Amy, Matt, Erin, Josh, Allison, Kat, Bambi, Dave and so many more, I have known you all for a long time and love you all. Thanks for making my birthday so special. <3

better. You will be more functional. I remember not being able to sit upright, not being able to get up to cook or go to the bathroom on my own. Now I was with my Lyme friends, hiking two miles around the White House.

nasty fatigue and random pain. But thanks to some good friends of mine, things started to work out. I had a room to share, a ride to take me and things just kinda fell in place. Thank God...

Aimee, Amy, me and Gary

Mayday 2013

Girls just want to have fun. :) Angele and Amy being silly. 
The Lyme Memorial

Everyone watching the speaker at Mayday 2013.

Got to meet my friend Erin Senger (also the Virginia Worldwide State Coordinator) 

Jennifer taking pictures.

Susan Green and Monty Skall speaking at Mayday 2013

Melissa Ann, the planner of the Mayday Rally 2013

Annette holding her sign.

Tracy ( & Nancy from Lyme411 (

Matt & Paul, Mayday 2013

Katina Makrisspeaking at Mayday 2013

Sharon Rainey givers her presentation at Mayday 2013.

Chris, Angele, and me.

Bambi giving her speech.

Jackie from Wisconsin facing the cars with her signs.

Aww sweet moment between Jackie and Thomas.

Everybody together.

Paul giving direction to the crowds.

Chris & Paul

Tracy & Joni having a moment.

Paul's liscense plates.

Dave Mack speaking at Mayday 2013

Tracy Cutler livestreaming. 

Joe, (Superman) and Allison, the Mayday Planner

Lynn giving her speech at Mayday 2013.

Ahmad, Owner of Clongen Labs

A surprise birthday present from all my wonderful Lyme friends. Thank you Paul Mall and Angele Rick for all your work. :)

And home to more surprises on my birthday from my daughter.

The End

1 comment:

  1. This is great. I'm so glad you had a wonderful bday too! Hugs, Lisa!