Migraine [mahy-greyn ]
This phrase was envisioned by one of my great friends who has seen me at my worst and knows how hard it is for migraine fighters. We, with daily pain, with daily struggle, and no end in sight, we stand tall. We might fall a few times but we are unshakable.Pain is something that try as we might can not be ignored. It not only demands to be felt, it is a requirement. We still wake up every day with a smile on our faces, reminding ourselves that not only are we capable of what is thrown at us, but strong enough as well. WE ARE UNSHAKABLE.
This is why I picked Miles for Migraine :
THEIR VISION: To create some “big noise” in the migraine community and raise awareness that migraine and headache disorders are more than “a headache”. They are making big strides with their 2-mile walk, 5K run.
THEIR MISSION: Miles for Migraine is a nonprofit organization with the mission of improving the lives of people with migraine and other headache disorders, and their families, by raising public awareness about this disease, and helping to find a cure. Besides the run/walk, they also host adult and family education and social programs, and support groups.
FROM MILES FOR MIGRAINE:
In addition to pain, sickness, and — for many — daily disability, migraine carries a severe burden of discrimination and negativity from many members of the community.
This is social stigma.
History demonstrates that diseases that are stigmatized, like HIV, and breast cancer, can only change in the public’s mind when the patients and their families come together in community action asking for recognition. Diseases in which the patients do not stand up for themselves remain badly stigmatized, and patients do not receive the research or therapies needed to effectively treat their condition. This is true even if doctors speak up for the disease; patients and their families must take over the effort. Patients with migraine often do not have the chance to stand up for their disease, and thus themselves. Migraine is a major disease that receives about a 20th of the research dollars that should be given to it based upon its impact. Migraine patients desperately need new research to discover new treatments, and headache researchers and clinical specialists need to be trained.
I have run at least 5 of their events and I see how much they try to help us. They are trying to fund as many migraine headache specialists around the United States as possible because so many of us NEED YOUR HELP! As they stated above….the patients and families need to come together in order for us to get any form of recognition and that is what I am trying to do as well. I am trying to be as loud as possible so we get some funding, more treatments, and hopefully one day a cure. But we can’t do it alone.
So with EVERY purchase of the Miles for Migraine bracelet you are helping me, my child, my husband, my best friend, and anyone else you know that has to battle with migraine disease. It won’t be on the website for a long time so please purchase it before it’s gone. Thank you all for your constant support throughout my battling miles.
the marathoning migraine