Lyme Disease Patient Die Ins Timeline

In the last decade, Lyme patients have been trying to draw attention to their plight. Patients have been protesting, putting on awareness rallies, doing Lyme walks and information booths.

In October of 2011, I worked with Paul Mall organizing a protest against the IDSA in Boston, Ma. I had seen some Flash Mob dances and sing alongs and saw how much attention they got. They would spread on Facebook and Youtube like crazy and I tried to think how we could implement that into one of our protests. Of course Lyme patients can not dance or sing for long periods of time because of how ill they are, so I tried to think of what would be catchy and get people’s attention and be within the limits of what Lyme patients could do. Then I saw a “Flash Mob Freeze” video from London. I thought this is something Lyme patients can handle and then eventually this led to the  “Die In.” All Lyme patients would just drop to the ground and lay there for a couple minutes as the public walked around them shocked at what was happening.

While I had the idea, Paul Mall was the perfect one to be the executer. He became known as the director of the “Die Ins.” He would get on his loud speaker and give Lyme patients instructions on what to do. They were a success. Now “Die Ins” have been done at several Lyme events and taped by Fox News, NBC and Lyme patients all over the world.

Here is the “Die In” Timeline starting with the latest “Die In.”

October 2014
Philadelphia IDWeek Protest
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May 2014
Arlington Virginia IDSA Headquarters Protest

For More information on The Mayday Project Please Visit:
http://www.themaydayproject.org/

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Mayday Lyme Patient Die In in front of the IDSA Headquarters in Arlington Virginia
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Mayday Lyme Patient Die In in front of the IDSA Headquarters in Arlington Virginia
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Mayday Lyme Patient Die In in front of the IDSA Headquarters in Arlington Virginia
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Mayday Lyme Patient Die In in front of the IDSA Headquarters in Arlington Virginia
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Mayday Lyme Patient Die In in front of the IDSA Headquarters in Arlington Virginia
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Mayday Lyme Patient Die In in front of the IDSA Headquarters in Arlington Virginia
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Mayday Lyme Patient Die In in front of the IDSA Headquarters in Arlington Virginia
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Mayday Lyme Patient Die In in front of the IDSA Headquarters in Arlington Virginia
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Josh Cutler getting interviewed by NBC.
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Mayday Lyme Patient Die In in front of the IDSA Headquarters in Arlington Virginia
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Mayday Lyme Patient Die In in front of the IDSA Headquarters in Arlington Virginia
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Mayday Lyme Patient Die In in front of the IDSA Headquarters in Arlington Virginia
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Mayday Lyme Patient Die In in front of the IDSA Headquarters in Arlington Virginia
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Patients laying in the median during the Die In
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Mayday Lyme Patient Die In in front of the IDSA Headquarters in Arlington Virginia
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Mayday Lyme Patient Die In in front of the IDSA Headquarters in Arlington Virginia
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Mayday Lyme Patient Die In in front of the IDSA Headquarters in Arlington Virginia
Photo Credit: Lisa Hilton
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Mayday Lyme Patient Die In in front of the IDSA Headquarters in Arlington Virginia
Photo Credit: Lisa Hilton
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View of the Die In from across the street.
Photo Credit: Lisa Hilton
Lyme patients being videotaped by NBC during the Flash Die In in front of the IDSA Headquarters in Arlington, Va
Lyme patients being videotaped by NBC during the Flash Die In in front of the IDSA Headquarters in Arlington, Va

 

Flash Mob Die In in front of the IDSA Headquarters
Flash Mob Die In in front of the IDSA Headquarters

May 2014
Madison, Wi Worldwide Lyme Rally

To Read More on the Madison, Wi Lyme Rally Please Visit:
http://wwldap2014.blogspot.com/2014/01/wisconsin-in-worldwide-lyme-protest-2014.html

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Madison Wisconsin Lyme Patient Die In
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Madison Wisconsin Lyme Patient Die In
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Madison Wisconsin Lyme Patient Die In
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Madison Wisconsin Lyme Patient Die In
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Madison Wisconsin Lyme Patient Die In
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Madison Wisconsin Lyme Patient Die In
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Madison Wisconsin Lyme Patient Die In
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May 2013
Mayday Protests at Washington DC

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Mayday 2013 Die In
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Mayday 2013 Die In
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Mayday 2013 Die In
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Mayday 2013 Die In
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Mayday 2013 Die In
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Mayday 2013 Die In
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Mayday 2013 Die In
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Mayday 2013 Die In
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October 2012
San Diego IDSA Protest
Read More on the San Diego Protest Here

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San Diego Die In
Photo Credit: Paul Mall
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San Diego Die In
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San Diego Die In
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San Diego Die In
Photo Credit: Paul Mall

October, 2011
The Boston IDSA Conference Guildelines Protest
Read More About the Boston Protest Here

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Die In at the Boston IDSA Conference Protest
Photo Credit: Paul Mall

 

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