PATM (People Are Allergic To Me) Is It Real? | Documentary Idea
by Jackie Blackman
(Los Angeles, CA, U.S.)
For more than 30 years I have been suffering from an illness that was coined in 2007 by someone who thought that people were allergic to them. Well this documentary would follow someone who actually has proof of this strange condition, me.
Devastating is probably the best term that I can use to describe the constant rejection one feels when being in public. Constant coughing, ugly glares and comments.
I actually had a couple of people run from me. I guess the odor was just that bad. The reactions vary from person to person. For some it is just a mild cough and for others it's as if they were about to lose a lung! This is a serious problem and no doctor has gotten a handle on it.
I am part of a group on the medhelp.com website. Just type in patm for others with this disability. The stories are gut wrenching as well as mine which I won't get into at the moment.
It would be great if a documentary student or professional would take this challenging project on. Follow the daily life of someone that deals with constant rejection and hatred on a daily basis.
Oh, by the way I will be homeless in 3 weeks because of this disease.
Submitted Sept 16, 2014
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