[Besides Lisa Masterson..]
*Other Lyme Warrior Awards Recipients*
People who clearly took personal risks to fight for others (and I am
going to forget people so give me time to finish this page):
Barbara Fitzmaurice - Gave her life, was a major Lyme player and
investigator behind the scenes- Very much appreciated and very much
personally missed. On the ActionLyme GAO Perps Squad.
Karen Forschner- Investigator- lost her son to congenital Lyme.
the Lyme Disease Foundation, which immediately started the attacks
Durland Fish and Edward McSweegan, who have never relented.
Lynn Shepler- Investigator, lawyer and MD. Discovered the most
significant Conflicts of Interest in New York. First identified "Lyme
disease" as RICO- organized crime.
Virginia Sherr- Courage, Compassion and Persistence despite illness.
Pat Smith- Relentless. Started the Lyme Disease Association.
Phyllis Mervine- Relentless in California. Publishes The Lyme Times
Sarah Weiss - Blogged on the Lyme deaths, made an ALS page. Traveled
from CA to NY to attend Lyme rallies. Still a player on the
when most have left due to McSweegan's Disinformation Campaign and
Cindy Orlowski - Great intelligence and behind the scenes
(and is just a kid). A member of the ActionLyme GAO "Pick the Perps"
Team, with Barb Fitzmaurice.
Nancy Berntsen - Kind hearted person who was attacked by McSweegan
falsely accused of giving Steve Phillips a blow job by Edward
Stalked and harassed.
Margie Tietjen - Steadfast persistence, Good investigator. Gets
Randy Sykes - Major Hartford Butt-kicker and Leader in Compassion
direct physical assistance for individuals dying from Lyme in
John Coughlin- Cape Cod Warrior who fought alone for many years.
Purple Heart, too, for Friendly Fire, like Norm.
Bob Morgenstern - Notable NY player. Fearless. Being a player is
big in Lyme, since so few of us are able and willing to do it. Will
his name on a document, which is a rarity, due to the relentless
harassment of Lyme victims by Edward McSweegan.
Miguel- On top of Discovery re: Kaiserfornia, which is half the
Art Doherty- Organized all the grants for the OPMC complaints,
internet and NLM search abilities, had biggest and most
web before mine. Everyone knows him and appreciated his work.
Jonathan Strong - Smart guy player who called a lying fool a lying
GreatCod - Stays in the game and keeps us laughing
Norm Rosenthal - First in line for the Lyme Purple Hearts for taking
Jim Wilson- Son died from Lyme complications at age 20. Runs
CANLYME.com, the Canadian Lyme group.
Bob Bransfield- Fought for years to formalize the loose organization
Lyme specialists (MMI) into ILADS.org. Never got credit for that.
Sam Donta- Lyme and Gulf War Illness Heroism. Harassed out of his
as Professor of Infectious Diseases at Boston University by Mark