The Many Faces of Migraine
The first time I watched this video when it debuted last June, I cried. The loss of Melissa Dwyer was still very raw. I was still recovering from my latest battle with headache disorders, too. It’s still hard to watch. These faces are so familiar. These are my friends, my “migraine family”. We have picked each other’s brains, vented our frustrations, prayed for each other, cried over each treatment failure, and rejoiced over every small victory. This might as well be a home movie.
Please take the time to watch The Faces of Migraine once more. We all need to be reminded that we still don’t have a cure or even effective preventive medicines. Don’t forget these faces! None are paid. None are actors. Every single one is fighting for a cure. Imagine each of these smiling faces contorted in pain, hugging the toilet and vomiting while his or her head explodes. Each one of us has known that agony. Many of us still face it all too often.
While I have your attention, let me direct you to the 36 Million Migraine image at the bottom of this and every Blog Challenge post. By clicking on this image, you will be directed to the 36 Million Migraine campaign to raise funds for migraine and headache disorder research. No matter how small, your contribution adds up. If everyone single migraine patient in the U.S. donated only $1 we could raise more money for research than has ever been allocated before. Can you imagine what might happen if we actually did it?
You say you hate migraine. It is ruining your life. You are desperate for a cure. Here is your chance to do something that will really help. So don’t wait. Don’t put it off. Just click on the link and donate at least $1 to migraine research. There’s really no excuse not to.
The 2014 Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, is dedicated to Dreaming of a World without Migraine and Headache Disorders. The 2014 Migraine and Headache Awareness Month Blog Challenge is a project of American Headache & Migraine Association.