Six years ago Josh Cutler had to leave his job working as a senior network engineer for the federal government due to the disabling symptoms of Lyme disease. Over the next several years, besides concentrating on his own recovery, he became a dedicated activist for those suffering with chronic Lyme. He and a group of chronic Lyme Disease sufferers founded the Mayday Project, which Josh now works as executive director. The Mayday project was founded to promote awareness of Lyme Disease and advocate change to the current IDSA guidelines and treatment options. Over the past few years they have organized several successful protests which garnered media attention, and are working to gain national attention for Lyme Disease. The Mayday Project is now a registered Non-Profit organization working to get Lyme disease recognized as a chronic illness, as well as advocating research and patient rights.