IN LOVING MEMORY OF "AL STEER"
We Miss You, Domingo!
Domingo, a Lyme disease advocate and beloved mascot to our cause for
proper diagnosis and treatment of Lyme borreliosis passed away February
20th 2005 at his home. Domingo, or fondly recalled as "Al Steer", was a 10
yr old Holstein steer. He worked to expose as much Steere bull that he
could. His advocacy stretched across the United States. His attitude was
to "grab the bull by the horns" and expose the truth. His best known
advocacy was noted at the "November 2000 Teachout" which took place
at (to go against) the 35th Annual Meeting of the American College of
Rheumatology & Association's of Rheumatology Health Professionals
Conference, where Dr. Steere was announced as the "Lyme Disease
Specialist" and touted his 30 day treatment / over-diagnosis theory.
On 11/1/00 the full length of the building was plastered with "Domingo"
to gain attention. The building was lined with foam board signs and three
sided display boards exposing the "bull" which was going on inside of the
conference center. Lunch break provided tremendous traffic from conference
attendees who received scientifically backed literature regarding the
negligence and malpractice of not diagnosing/treating Lyme disease.
After the break, there were many questions for Steere, which
according to a reporter, "Steere had gotten angry and ran off. He
cancelled the class".
The parting note from a neighbor (who adored Domingo) says..."We thought
you might like to plant this tree in memory of Domingo. It's a Giant
Sequoia, the tree we thought was most like Domingo. Big, strong and
Many thanks and our deep appreciation to "Al Steer" (aka) Domingo, and his
wonderful family, most of all his beloved owner, Miguel Perez-Lizano who
supported Domingo's advocacy for Lyme Disease Awareness.
By Theresa Denham, March 2005