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Take the #LymeDiseaseChallenge to Support Ana Harris

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Remember the Ice Bucket Challenge? You know, when all the athletes and celebrities dumped buckets of ice water on themselves to raise funds for ALS research?

Well, there’s a new challenge in town — the Lyme Disease Challenge. And instead of dumping ice water on your head you take a bite out of a lime.

As many of you know, my dear wife Ana has been very sick with Lyme Disease for over two years (coming up on three). We have experienced first-hand how devastating this illness can be.

So we were thrilled to have an opportunity to help raise awareness. Ana felt well enough to make her own #LymeDiseaseChallenge video — and I followed suit a few days later.

We hereby challenge all of you to “take a bite out of lyme” as well!


Took the Lyme Disease Challenge! So many people are suffering. Please share! Or better yet, take the challenge! #LymeDiseaseChallenge #TakeABiteOutofLyme

Posted by Ana Harris on Monday, April 6, 2015

I just ate an entire lime. Here's the video…#LymeDiseaseChallenge #TakeABiteOutofLymeFACT: Studies show that up to half of all patients with Lyme Disease received false negative results. This delayed diagnosis means they don’t receive needed treatment in a timely manner.

Posted by Do Hard Things on Wednesday, April 8, 2015


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Brett Harris

is co-founder of TheRebelution.com and co-author of Do Hard Things, along with his twin brother, Alex. He is married to his best friend, Ana, who blogs at AnaHarrisWrites.com. He is the founder of the Young Writers Workshop — an ongoing coaching program for serious writers.

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  • Wow, there’s a lot I didn’t know about Lyme disease. Thanks for the informative post! I pray that God will give Ana a complete and speedy recovery! And i love the idea of the challenge. That’s just fantastic 🙂

  • Awesome!! I don’t have social media (yet), but I would totally do this if I did. Is there a way I could do this without social media? Just wondering.
    I knew a little about Lyme disease because for awhile we thought my cousin might have it (she doesn’t), but this was a really interesting post. Thanks Brett! I’m praying for Ana also. 🙂

  • Brett Harris, when you said in your video that you were going to eat the entire lime, I was thinking quite literally that you would, including the skin. 😉 Glad you didn’t go that far. Lol
    The next time I get a hold of any limes I will see about taking the challenge. My siblings and I used to enjoy eating lemons with each other, but I don’t think we ever did limes. 😉

    • Maybe you could take a video, @brooklynmm:disqus, and email it to your friends, or post it to your blog! 🙂 Your friends could do it on any social media they have if they want to. 🙂

      • That’s a great idea, Hannah! I mentioned below too that I could post some of them on the Do Hard Things Facebook page. If you guys want to post your pictures or videos in this thread, I can re-post them on our page.

    • Hey Sydnie, you should post it on our own social media pages (if you have them) to spread awareness in your own circle… But I am also willing to post some of the best ones on the Do Hard Things Facebook page — so you can just post your photo or video here and I can re-post it.

  • I’ve been praying for Ana (I saw something about her Lyme’s disease on an earlier post); how is she doing? What specifically can I be praying for?

    • Thanks so much for asking, GodsThespian! And thank you for praying for Ana. That means so much. Really.

      She has been making good progress, but she still deals with a lot of pain. Plus, her central nervous system is very fragile, so it’s hard for her to spend time with groups of people without getting over-stimulated by all the sounds and sights, multiple conversations, etc.

      So prayer for her pain to cease and for her central nervous system to recover and grow stronger would be amazing.

      • You’re very welcome 🙂 I’ve gained so much from your and Alex’s insights, it’s the least I can to pray for y’all 🙂

        I had something similar going on myself for a few days – overstimulation from conversations, sights, sounds… wow, I can’t imagine dealing with that indefinitely!

        I’ll be praying that her pain ends and that her CNS recovers. “The prayers of a righteous man avail much”…

      • Thanks for telling us more specific things we can pray for. I will pray too. <3 Sorry I've gone so long knowing about it and haven't been praying.

  • You guys. I was just struck with an idea. Have any of you ever wondered what God would do with dozens (or hundreds) of young people, all praying consistently and continually for a certain thing? I know that what I’m about to suggest is probably a stretch for you to think about, but prayer is WAAAAYYYY more powerful than any of us realize, and we are called to have faith and do impossible things with God’s help!!

    What if we ALL prayed every. single. day., multiple times per day, for Ana? I have no idea myself what would happen….but it would be so awesome to find out! What do you all think about uniting in prayer tonight and for the next couple of weeks or so, pleading with God to heal Ana’s body from Lyme’s, maybe even completely (how much faith do I have?)? Brett mentioned that her central nervous system is fragile and she still has a lot of pain, so we can start there.

    What do y’all think? I’ll be praying hard – does anyone want to join me?

    “For where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the middle of them.” (Matt. 18:20) Remember, we don’t have to be physically together to be together in Jesus’ name!

  • Brett and Ana, praying hard for both of you! A few years back I experienced for months on end many of the same symptoms Ana experienced…only mine was because of an unknown intolerance to gluten (weird how similar the symptoms are!). But I can understand, to some extent, what she is going through and how terrifying it can be. Praying for God’s complete healing. You guys are such a beautiful example of faith!

        • Well I wished I was allergic to gluten. That way I could guarantee that I would be healthier; since gluten isn’t healthy. I’m trying my best to go non-gluten but it’s almost impossible! If only I had a good excuse to go gluten free…:P

          • Gluten is found in wheat, barley, oat and rye. But in everything else it is an additive. Gluten is an additive that our bodies cannot take large amounts of. In our culture gluten is in EVERYTHING, so for many people (including my Mom) it can cause health issues.

          • If you think that is hard try staying away from sugar. I don’t get sick or anything but I get a small rash whenever I eat it in large amounts. We originally thought it was gluten so I know that is hard but everything with gluten has sugar plus some.

          • Liam, I don’t think gluten is completely unhealthy to eat. Of course, there should always be moderation in everything, but God delights to see us enjoy good things and if you enjoy bread then I think God takes pleasure in seeing us enjoy it as long as we eat it for his glory. Unless, someone is allergic to gluten (such as those who have celiac disease), then I think it is perfectly fine to enjoy bread and foods with gluten in it occasionally and I don’t think you need to feel bad or guilty about eating it.
            Just my thoughts on the matter. 😉 Hope it helps!

          • I’ve decided not to worry about things like gluten. I have a bunch of friends who can’t or don’t eat it it for the sake of being healthier, but I can testify to the fact that they aren’t much more healthy than the rest of us and they live about as long as they would if they did eat gluten. I honestly don’t think eating or not eating it makes a big difference. But if you just don’t want to eat it, go for it. You have more self control than I do if you can stick to it. =p

          • Cutting gluten out can be an asset of eating healthy, but that exclusively doesn’t mean you are healthy. There are many more things you need to do in order to be healthy.

          • I agree with everyone else – gluten isn’t necessarily unhealthy, unless you can’t tolerate it (like me). I’m actually the one jealous of you…be glad you CAN eat gluten!! Think about a world without pizza crust, birthday cake, fresh baked baguettes, donuts…the list goes on.. Enjoy it! 🙂 But of course you’re right…everything in moderation ;).

          • I’m trying to go gluten free too… It is hard! And with no real reason other than trying to be healthier, it is really hard!

          • I had to go on a diet because I was underweight and I had to stay away from gluten for almost two years. It was crazy (there were a bunch of other foods I had to stay away from, too, but I think gluten was the hardest) 😛

          • Just gonna jump in and say GLUTEN IS NOT UNHEALTHY! Sorry if that’s taken the wrong way, I’m not trying to be mean. It just makes me sad that people often believe healthy things are unhealthy. If gluten is unhealthy, then how come people have been eating it for thousands of years and still managed to be healthy? (Again, I’m not trying to start an argument, just trying to clear this up for you.)

          • I agree!! According to Google, gluten is high in protein, iron, and multiple other nutrients. It’s really not unhealthy (as long as it’s not eaten in outrageously large amounts, of course). God created gluten for our benefit and enjoyment! 🙂

          • I can reverse the question and ask you why so many people eat gluten every single day and are unhealthy?

            Gluten is not necessarily bad, it’s just that it’s an additive in almost everything. I’m not much of an expert on this, but I would like to link you this article I found.
            http://authoritynutrition.com/6-shocking-reasons-why-gluten-is-bad/

            Once you read the whole thing tell me what ya think.

            And by the way there is no need to be sad. 😉

          • People who eat gluten every single day and are unhealthy are usually that way because they’re eating a bunch of white flour and sugar infested products as well. That’s what’s really making people unhealthy, in my opinion.
            I read the article, and I felt like it was just talking about people who potentially have celiac disease. Unless your doctor tells you to go gluten-free, it’s really not such a good idea to completely cut it out. Sorry if I sound harsh, but my dad is a family doctor, and this is how he feels.

            Ok, so my dad just walked in the room and I asked him for a quote: “There are some people who have celiac disease. They actually create antibodies against the gluten, and when they eat gluten it causes their bowels to bleed. They then become anemic and at high risk for cancer. However, people who don’t have celiac can eat gluten and be perfectly fine. It’s like how people with a peanut allergy can have even a miniscule amount of peanuts and have a big negative reaction to it, while most can eat peanuts and be very healthy.”
            Again, not trying to force my opinion on you or anything. Just giving another perspective. 🙂

  • Cool! I’m not really sure about that whole “ticks have been around 15,000,000 years” thing though. =p This is a really great idea to raise people’s awareness on such an important subject though. Count me in on the challenge and the prayers. =)

  • I still like mangos best…

    I don’t have social media, but I am going to copy the URL for this page into an email and send it off to my friends!!!

    Sending LOTS of prayers your way… and for everyone else with this disease!

    Psalms 34:19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.

  • Praying for you both, Brett and Ana!
    The Lord has been showing me a lot of things this year through Psalm 91…thought it might encourage you guys too!:)

    “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
    will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
    I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
    Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare

    and from the deadly pestilence.
    He will cover you with his feathers,
    and under his wings you will find refuge;
    his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

    You will not fear the terror of night,
    nor the arrow that flies by day,

    nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
    nor the plague that destroys at midday.

    A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.
    You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.
    If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”

    and you make the Most High your dwelling,
    no harm will overtake you,
    no disaster will come near your tent.

    For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands,so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
    “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue
    him;I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
    He will call on me, and I will answer him;
    I will be with him in trouble,
    I will deliver him and honor him.
    With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”
    ~ Psalm 91

  • Brett and Ana praying for you, praying that Ana will be completely healed in God’s timing. Thankyou for sharing.

  • I would love to take a bite out of Lyme. Awareness needs to be spread!! Most doctors in North Carolina (where I live) don’t believe it exists here in this state…shocking, right!?

    I’ve had chronic Lyme since 2008 (my mom and younger sister were diagnosed around then as well). When I was the most sick with it, I has to wait a year to start high school. I’ll be a senior this fall and graduate next May at 19 years old. God has taught me a lot…and brought me a long way to recovery through various doctors/treatment plans.

    (I’ve seen Dr. Jemsek in the past as well…he is an amazing doctor! So intelligent and reassuring).

    Praying hard for Ana! Hope she continues to improve! These verses have always brought comfort to my heart during those times…at anytime of life really…

    “…The everlasting God, the LORD,
    The Creator of the ends of the earth,
    Neither faints nor is weary.
    His understanding is unsearchable.
    He gives power to the weak,
    And to those who have no might He increases strength.
    Even the youths shall faint and be weary,
    And the young men shall utterly fall,
    But those who wait on the LORD
    Shall renew their strength;
    They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
    They shall run and not be weary,
    They shall walk and not faint.”
    >>Isaiah 40:28b-31

    “The LORD your God in your midst,
    The Mighty One, will save;
    He will rejoice over you with gladness,
    He will quiet you with His love,
    He will rejoice over you with singing.”
    >> Zephaniah 3:17

  • The assistant drama teacher, Allison Hyde, at my homeschool co-op has chronic Lyme disease as well! I’ve been really troubled watching her go through this illness she will have for the rest of her life. I felt bad about not doing the Ice Bucket Challenge while it was popular but I will surely be doing this! I want to raise awareness so that more research will be done to help people like Moriah S., Ana Harris, and Allison Hyde!!!

  • Fist off Brett you have a beautiful wife!! she seems amazing and wonderful! you tow are so cute together!

    Second Ana’s video was so encouraging in many different ways! i hurt for ya’ll as you go through this and i pray with ya’ll! Never give up hope!

    Third God is Great!

    Love You Two Ana and Brett!
    ~Madeleine

      • Your Welcome Brett! haha She is! “cause you amazing, just the way you are!” 🙂 (I’ve got Bruno Mars stuck in my head!) I will be praying for both you! <3 you both Brother and Sister in Christ!! 🙂
        God Bless,
        ~Madeleine

  • Go Brett! I’m sorry, but it was very entertaining to watch you eat that lime. 😛 hehehe

    You guys are adorable!!

  • Hey Brett, I wanted to tell you about the Gerson Institute. Here’s a link to the website :http://gerson.org/gerpress/

    The Gerson Therapy is good for healing chronic diseases, and for staying healthy. Here’s a little bit about it directly from the website: The Gerson Therapy is a safe, natural treatment developed by Dr. Max Gerson in the 1920s. The Therapy activates the body’s extraordinary ability to heal itself through an organic, vegetarian diet, raw juices, coffee enemas and natural supplements. The Gerson Therapy treats the underlying causes of disease: toxicity and nutritional deficiency.

    The Gerson Therapy is a non-specific treatment that effectively
    treats many different conditions by healing the body as a whole, rather
    than selectively targeting a specific condition or symptom. Over the
    past 60 years, thousands of people have used the Gerson Therapy to
    recover from chronic degenerative diseases such as:

    Cancer (including melanoma, breast cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer, lymphoma, pancreatic cancer and many others), Diabetes, Heart disease, Arthritis, Auto-immune disorders, ….and many others.

    Hope you get a chance to check it out!!

  • I promise that I will take the challenge as soon as I find a lime a d I convince my little brothers to record it.

    • Umm… is this a reference to something I don’t know??
      It’s just a bite, so I don’t think it could really hurt anybody. The only thing people might be concerned about (that I can think of) is the acid in the lime ruining your teeth. But you could always brush your teeth really well after taking the challenge.

  • I took the challenge today!! It actually wasn’t nearly as bad as I anticipated. I’m one of those weirdos who likes really sour things though, so go figure. xD Oh, and my 2 year old brother *insisted* on sitting next to me and watching, so that’s why he’s in the video. 🙂
    @BrettHarris:disqus feel free to share this on Facebook or whatever!
    http://youtu.be/WRR6_zZVHlc

  • I don’t know where else to put this so..
    One of my friend’s brother just past away, and his mom went missing shortly after. Can you guys please pray for his family as they go through this hard time? Thank you so much!

  • Well, I did it! I took the challenge! That lime was NOT ripe. It tasted bitter as well as sour! (Unfortunately, I’m not allowed to post my video here. Sorry! You’ll just have to imagine what I look like eating a lime!) I did share it with my friends, and I nominated my whole youth group to take the challenge! We’ll see if they follow through. (There’s somewhere between forty and fifty people in my youth group.) Hopefully at least some of them will give it a try! 🙂

      • LOL! I wonder how accurate your imagination is! 😉 The challenge was actually kind of fun (in its own way.) The hard part was finding a quiet spot to film in. I ended up going outside behind a tree where my siblings couldn’t find me! 🙂

        • @lotr540:disqus, I just have to tell you that your name is beautiful! (my middle name is Grace, too, so that just might have something to do it with it. Hehe!)

          • I’ve always liked the name Grace! It’s one of my favorites! Amelia was my great-grandmother’s middle name. (It was not my favorite when I was younger, because of Amelia Bedelia. I love those books, but I don’t like being called that!) I actually really like the name Hannah. I know at least four people with that name, though, so I’m glad I’m not called that, or it would get confusing! 🙂

          • Haha! I understand! My sisters and I enjoyed the Amelia Bedelia books too. So needless to say, that is usually one of the first things I think of when I hear that name. 😉
            People sometimes called me Hannah Montana and When I was younger, but I hated it. I don’t know if there are any Hannah Montana fans on here, but I am personally not a fan of her, so I was always frustrated that people called me by that name. I get a lot of Hannah Banana too, which I don’t mind so much. I also find that people like to sing my name or chant it, which is rather humorous. 😉

    • Way to go, Amelia! Thank you so much for doing the challenge!

      Also, I’m not sure whether your lime was bitter because it was unripe, or just because it was a lime. My lime was really bitter too. =P

      • Haha, you’re probably right about the lime. I’ve never eaten one before, so I have no clue how they’re supposed to taste! 😉

    • And I’m with Brett- They are hard to peel! And hard to chew! And sour. Going to post the video on my facebook.

          • you’re lucky, I really want to do that, but I can’t memorize very well 🙁

          • I heard about that! So the rewards thing really pays off? We use SwagBucks for most of our searching… *waits to see if anyone knows what that is*

          • Cool! I’ll have to talk to my mom about it. We both have a SwagBucks account, so she may just want us to stick with that. But if we decide to I’ll definitely ask you for your link! I know that referrals are a big part of this sort of thing. I’ve just never been good at promoting it. XD But anyway, you should try SwagBucks! I don’t even use it very much (or have any referrals or anything), but I’ve made about $150 in the past couple of years.

          • Wow you must search alot to get a gift card every month. It is a great deal though! I love it. Ironically, I use almost every Google product except its search. It makes no sense, but still…

          • @steelersfan08:disqus @programguy:disqus I started using Bing yesterday, and I love it!! I never thought I would like anything better than Google, but Bing is pretty awesome. Before I switched, the only search engine I had ever tried other than Google was Yahoo. I guess that scared me away from trying anything else. Anyway, Bing is wayy better than I first expected. 🙂

          • Bing rewards was what first attracted me to Bing. Right now I have 57 rewards points (I use search a lot) and I’m still thinking about what I want to use them for. Oh, the choices! I have a while to go, though. 😉
            I love referrals too! Last night I spent at least 15 minutes showing my parents around Bing because I was so excited xD
            Yahoo really stinks. Bad format and wayyy too many ads. I didn’t know they used Bing’s search results though!

          • I don’t really know, it just seems so unexpected coming from you! I mean, I might expect it from me because I tend to be slightly overenthusiastic… but you just seem like a nice, calm guy…
            That sounds really silly typed out.

          • XD Ok, yeah, I remember some of that now… Weird, don’t know why I was thinking that. 😛 I think I unintentionally/unconsciously start to stereotype people on the Internet when I don’t know much about them.

          • You’re still nice! Just in a different way. People who are more calm and people who are more, well, exuberant are both “nice”, but in different ways, you know?

          • I’m trying to load it from my i pod to you tube, but you tube refuses to recognize my password. I tried it probably 15 times. So, when I get it I will post it. I have decided not to post it on facebook because my little sis was having a bad day and there is a couple of screaming sessions in the background.

          • Still trying, yes. I’m thinking I may have to upload the video onto the computer and from there to you tube…
            I can’t watch the video without laughing at myself cause I look so funny. =) Def a “poisonous orange” =)

    • Two entire limes. The largest I could find, but still rather small. Probably the size of either Brett’s small or medium limes. Thank you. =)

  • This is just to raise awareness, right? I’d love to give money for the cause, but, being the jobless 14 year old that I am, have no money. I think I want to do the challenge though!

  • I ate a whole lime yesterday! Sam S. named it Rupert. It tasted like death. 😛 I’m not allowed to post the video, but I thought I’d let you know 🙂

  • I took the challenge! But my picture was too big to put in a comment. Oh well… It’s zeh thought that counts, right? 😉 I continue to pray for you and your wife @BrettHarris:disqus 🙂

    • Yeah, like what @programguy:disqus said! The easiest way to do that (for me at least) is emailing it to yourself. Or you can try exporting it somehow! =)

      • Ummm I think it’s just called Mail.app on the Mac…there’s a way to select what size a photo is, and you can shrink it that way. My email is a comcast.net email if that’s what you mean.

        Translation: Haylie, don’t listen to me I have no idea what I’m talking about – listen to Sam! XD

  • I just took it! =DDDDDDDD I’m never looking at a piece of key lime pie the same way again lol!

    I feel bad though, because it looks like I didn’t even take a bite…but the second that thing hit my mouth I wanted it out lol.

    I’ll work on posting the vid, but I might not be able too. Until then, I nominated all of you guys who aren’t allowed to post videos of yourself to do something creative (like me…you’ll see ;-P) to where you stay anonymous.

          • Haha! =P Hey, I did nominate everyone who couldn’t post videos of themselves…you should figure out something creative and do it! =P

          • Hmm…maybe I’ll ask my mom if I can do it with just sunglasses. If not…well, we’ll see. I know we have limes! 😉

          • or you could always do the photo booth (if you have a mac) and use the effects. Then you could be an alien eating a lime 🙂

          • Haha, I’ll be at six flags all day Saturday (Lord willing of course). =P #funfun

          • Kewl! *tries to think of something to say, but doesn’t know anything about dancing* uhhhh…. *awkward silence* XD

            Oh, here we go: You’ve never been to Six Flags over Georgia, have you?

          • Lol! XD I actually have! I went once with my youth group four or five years ago. It was awesome!! And for some reason there were barely any lines for half the day, so that was great! 😀

          • Noice…..yeah some days are good like that. =P I’m actually going the day AFTER homeschool day, so I’m betting on that most homeschoolers at least won’t be there. =P

          • Yup! They have a day where only homeschoolers can go and the tickets are super cheap…three of my friends are going that day, too lol. =P

          • That’s awesome!!

            I’m moving to Georgia. XD But seriously, that’s really cool that they respect home schoolers like that.

          • NO WAY!!!!! WHERE???!!!?!?!?!?! North or south?

            Dude, wouldn’t it be awesome if we met each other?

            And yeah, it is!

            Hey, do you get email notifications? ‘Cause if so, I might be able to tell you where I live, then delete it immediately so only you can see it. (If you were on Revive I’d PM it to you….oh well. =P )

          • Aaahhh, I feel really bad!! I was totally joking. XD I probably could have made that more clear. I will be in Georgia in July, but no, I’m not moving there.

            Ah! So sorry!! XD Anyway… Haven’t you said before that you live within an hour of Stone Mountain?

          • Oooohhhhhhhhhhh XD *deflates like balloon* OK I should’ve known. =P Ok, looking at it, I totally get what you were trying to do there…you wanted to move to GA bc of homeschool day. XD I’m seriously laughing at my stupidity right now. =PPPPP

            Yeah, I live somewhere around an hour away from Stone Mountain. =) Where will you be visiting?

          • Haha, that’s fine, I do stuff like that all the time. XD

            I’ll be going to a church in Lilburn. It’s Calvary Chapel Stone Mountain; they host conferences every year. It’s always amazing, but this may be my last year, since I’m graduating. I’m really excited for it, though!! They’ll have some awesome pastors there this year (although they always do!).

          • Lilburn…that’s not too far…but I don’t know where it is exactly. =/ Maybe we’ll bump into each other! =P

          • Haha I’ve been to Georgia several times actually! I used to live in Alabama so we went there a lot have you ever heard of mountain view baptist church? That was my church down there

          • Cool! That sounds familiar…is that in North Georgia? It could be a pretty common name, though. =)

          • Well I used to live in Moody Alabama and the church was in Birmingham I’ve been to Georgia about three times

          • The main thing I remember about Georgia is that our big red truck died on this huge bridge and my mom was scared because it was up so high and there were a ton of other cars

          • Yeah even so Alabama was probably one of my favorite places to live I’d love to go back sometime and see my friends I do a lot of FaceTime and skyping with them but I really miss actually seeing them. I’d never tell my mom that Alabama was actually okay though because she’d start packing our bags to move there asap haha

          • Yeah, Alabama was actually really great though I loved the church and our house there was awesome. Of all the places I’ve lived that was one of my favorites. I’d never tell my mom that or else she’d pack up our house and move back down there asap haha! And I like snow and snowboarding too much to leave where I live now anyway

          • I guess I’ve been doing a lot of stuff with it today……. I’m trying to write an article and work on a civics project for history and keep up with revive and Disqus haha

          • Haha it’s no problem…I get you on the work, too, except I just finished everything Wednesday. #yeahhhh I’m working on trying to get a job before all the “normal” highschoolers get out haha.

          • Haha I’d like a job but I’m anti-social and I freeze up when I have to talk to people. What kind of job do you think you’ll get?

          • Well, we have an outlet mall near us with a bunch of stores in it…I applied to Vineyard Vines (a super hip-and-trendy preppy clothing store), so we’ll have to see if I get the job or not. =P If not, Chick-fil-a or anything else really is an option. =)

          • So either cool or totally boring? I applied for a job at a local pool last summer, but I didn’t get it. I didn’t really need it because I had a ton of other stuff going on last summer. This year the only major thing I get to do is help at my church’s VBS, I’m in the puppet show I think haha

          • Haha, hopefully it will be cool!

            Hey, I won’t be able to chat anymore today, sorry! Good talking to you! =D

          • Okay, I need to go too I’m trying to figure out all the senators and native American Indian tribes for my state 🙁

          • oops, you weren’t supposed to see that yet. Still waiting to get the OK from mom. I actually, wouldn’t recognize myself in that picture if I didn’t know it was me. So I’m guessing that means I’m pretty well disguised 😛

          • Haha, so that’s why it disappeared. =P And yeah, I get you on the pictures on the internet thing XD #GuitarwithArms

          • Haha, I actually meant not being allowed to post pics of yourself lol. =) But funny you mention that, I just posted a pic that didn’t turn out right on another thread. XD

          • Haha, thanks! It’s funny how I got it, because a few years ago I broke the beginner guitar I got, and this one is actually my grandpa’s he’s letting me….permanently borrow I guess. XD

  • I took my video but I’m having a little technical difficulty…… I actulaay took a bite out of three limes but the video only shows one because my brother may be a geek but he is not a camera guy.

  • quick question, I still need to do this but where do most folks post their pics/videos? I was thinking Facebook, but I don’t know if there’s a better place to do it. 🙂 Thanks!

  • Ticks haven’t been around for that long. I believe the world is only 6-10 thousand years old.

  • Hi guys! My name is charis and I’m 15 years old. I was diagnosed with Lyme (along with another disease and confection) in March. I have already taken the challenge, and own a shirt. My friends and I have also been selling limeade for Lyme disease and have made over $100 dollars in 3 days. I’m also trying to organize a walk for Lyme disease in August. I have just started my first round of antibiotics this morning and I can already feel it doing its job. In fact about 40 minutes after I took my antibiotics I got really light headed and dizzy and my head felt weird, I started crying and panicking. I had to try and stay calm and remember that God is in control of everything. I know how important this Challenge is to a lot of people, and what support can do for you. Stay strong and Stay positive Ana!!!!!! :):):):)

  • Happy birthday to the challenge! Limes aren’t yet in stores here in Switzerland this year, so I ate an orange. Technically, they’re in the same family. So I decided it counts. Please know we are still praying for you, even though it’s been a while.

  • I felt sorry for Brett there, but a little funny.

    And about the news stuff you put Brett, the 15,000,000 years is a false claim by evolutionists. I don’t really believe the 5,300 years is really true either. Because, how can there be such disease before the Flood in Noah’s Day? There probably is, but how would people explain the Flood in Noah’s Day that was somewhere between 4,000 years? Did Noah or his sons have Lyme Disease? Don’t think so.

By Brett Harris