Petition: The Right To Be Diagnosed And Treated For Lyme And Related Diseases

16 Apr

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US Senate: The right to be treated and diagnosed for Lyme and related diseases

As Lyme sufferers we all know the struggles we go through and have been through with getting diagnosed, finding a doctor, getting treatment, battling insurance and so on. It is time for us to stand up and fight for our rights. Please sign this petition and let’s get the ball rolling. We deserve to be treated just like anyone else who has a medical illness and we should not have to feel like we are outsiders.

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Please sign the petition from change.org  – HERE

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Our Goal

We would like to reach at least 1000 signatures by may 5th, 2012 and we cannot do this without your help. Signing this petition is quick and easy and you can choose not to have your name shown if you prefer not to. As I am writing this we have 211 signatures so please spread the word so this information can go into action. My Lyme fried who is one of the @LYMEGIRLS will see a rep from the Gillibrand office on May 5th.

Please spread the word to friends and family and wherever you can find someone willing to help. We appreciate every signature and thank you for your time.
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Why This Is Important

Every human being has their right to heal from an illness. The right to be provided with appropriate diagnosis, treatment and support. What if I told you that there is a countless number of people right here in America, who have been denied their right to have a proper diagnosis of a complicated infectious diseases related to tick bites, and then once properly diagnosed, they struggle to get insurance companies to pay for treatment. The hardest of all, is these people struggle to find support as they heal from these infections. Most doctors, their families, friends and associates do not believe these people – they doubt them because there is a LACK of understanding. Most people think that Lyme disease is easily diagnosed & cured… One is told that it is in your head… Why- because there is no awareness or advocacy for Lyme Disease and it’s associated diseases. Lyme patients want action – we want to take back our right to heal and move on with our lives in peace without fighting a brutal bureaucratic political health care system in America. Please sign this petition if you want to take back your right to heal (or if you have a family member, friend or associate that you know who has faced this challenge)!

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Petition Letter (copy and paste)

The right to be diagnosed and treated for Lyme and related diseases

Greetings,

I just signed the following petition addressed to: Senators Schumer and Gillibrand.

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The right to be diagnosed and treated for Lyme and related diseases

Every human being being has their right to heal from an illness. The right to be provided with an appropriate diagnosis, treatment and support. What if I told you that there is a countless number of people right here in America who have been denied their right to having proper diagnosis of a complicated infectious diseases related to tick bites, and then once properly diagnosed, they struggle to get insurance companies to pay for treatment. The hardest of all, is these people struggle to find support as they heal from these infections. Doctors, families, friends and associates do not believe these people – they doubt them. Think that Lyme disease is easily diagnosed & cured… Told it is in your head… Why- because there is no awareness or advocacy for Lyme Disease and it’s associated diseases. Lyme patients want action – we want to take back our right to heal and move on with our lives in peace without fighting a brutal bureaucratic political health care system in America. Please sign this petition if you want to take back your right to heal (or if you have a family member, friend or associate that you know who has faced this challenge)!
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Sincerely,

[Your name]

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