Click Here to See List of Lyme Activist “Thank You Tributes”

ribbonsEach day in May, for Lyme Awareness Month, whatislyme featured a different person who has made a difference in the Lyme community. The list below is just the tip of the iceberg, there are so many people who are out there doing wonderful things in the Lyme community. We will continue to do these tributesto honor and recognize those trying to make  change.

We would like to ask YOU to write a tribute for someone who you see making a difference. It can be someone who did something in the past, or someone who is doing something now.  Just send us their story and pictures here. Please make sure to get their permission to put their story on this website and to use their pictures. 



May 1: Trish McLeary, Massachusetts Lyme Activist (nominated by Tracy Will)
May 2: Deb Elder: Oregon Lyme Activist
ay 3: Jenny Rush
May 4: The Lyme Quilt Team
ay 5: Lorraine and Anna Hart Mother/daughter Washington activist team
May 6: Lane Poor: Rhode Island Activist
May 7: John Coughlin: Online Support Advocate
May 8: Holly Roesing: South Carolina Activist
May 9: Mary Ann Mazzarella
May 10: Laurie Myers: Arizona Activist
May 11: Sharon Rainey, author and Lyme friend
May 12: Terri Cross: Canadian Activist
May 13: Karen Smith: Australian and International Activist
May 14: Gabbi Hicks: Teenage Activist
May 15: Shannon Curtis-Bell and Brian Rapier
May 16: Anja Maurer: German Activist
May 17: Samantha Reuter: Annual Lyme Life Awareness “Green Light” Campaign Founder
May 18: Kristin Collins and Jennifer Christie: Wisconsin Lyme Activists
May 19: Vicki Koecher and Kara Welch: Minnesota Lyme Activists
May 20: Natasha Metcalf and Louise Dean: UK Lyme disease Activists/Advocates (nominated by Joanne Lee)
May 21: Daniel Corso and Tanner Cookson: Ride for Lyme Cyclists (nominated Merina Brisdon)
May 22: Mackay Rippey: Radio Interviewer
May 23: Ariane Resnick: Inspiring Lyme Advocate and Chef
May 24: Kansas Advocates (nominated by Peninah)
May 25: Jenna Wright: Inspirational Activist
May 26: 
Paula Jackson Jones and Angele Rice Maine Activists
May 27:
 Marlene Ziehl Spies: Canadian Activist
May 28:
Andrea Caesar: Author of “Twist of Lyme”
May 29: Angela LeBrun: New Hampshire Lyme Activist
May 30: Betty Gordon: Iowa Lyme Activist
May 31: Denise Longman UK Lyme Activist and Nancy Bourassa New Hampshire Lyme Activist
June 1st: YOU
une  5: Alison Marchese Perch: Lyme Disease Children’s Advocate
June 6: Lyme Challenge Team
une 7: Jim Berger: Illinois Lyme Activist
June 23: Crystal Stull Ohio Activist
ugust 3: Vanessa Holden NYC Worldwide Lyme Rally Coordinator

These are people that have been “nominated” by someone else. In some cases we were able to get a hold of the person and write up a tribute, in other cases we need someone to help us write a tribute because the person who nominated them just wasn’t able to. If you would like to help us write up a tribute for them, please Contact us Here.


1. Angela Daenzer nominated by Sheila Bush (need help writing one for Angele)
2.  Joni Comstock: nominated by Betty G
3. Leanne Carter: nominated by MaryAnn Mazarella (need help with this tribute)

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