Hey! I'm Natalie. This will be my 2nd Miles for Migraine Walk/Fundraiser & I could not be more excited. Last year, my teammate Doug & I plus the help of a few others raised over $17,000. This year, we are determined to beat that.
Why is this so important to me? Goodness. Loaded question. The list is endless but honestly, I just want people to have a better understanding of what migraines are & how they affect people. I want people to understand that some of us that suffer can't work or even go outside. These are not just bad headaches.
I personally suffer from intractable chronic migraine. That means if I'm breathing, I'm also probably suffering from a migraine. It started as a teen & has only gotten worse with age. I used to suffer from around 5-10 a month but when I hit age 25ish they became even more frequent & THEN, the big whammy, was getting pregnant. That is when they became daily.
I have tried countless medications, inpatient hospital stays with Lidocaine, DHE & Ketamine, physical therapy, diet changes, YOU NAME IT. I have tried it. Some things help, most don't. I have multiple rescue medications that allow me to live as much as I possibly can but I grieve the person I used to be often.
I am here to spread awareness & raise money for research that will hopefully help MILLIONS of people that suffer from migraine. Help me make a difference?
Thank you so so much,
Natalie (GO MIGRAINE CRUSHERS!!)
|Donation date||Donor name||Donation amount|
|Sep 29||Facebook Fundraiser||$17.00|
|Sep 18||Facebook Fundraiser||$160.00|
|Sep 18||Facebook Fundraiser||$765.00|
|Aug 31||Facebook Fundraiser||$840.00|
|Jul 05||Facebook Fundraiser||$65.00|
|Jun 13||Facebook Fundraiser||$412.00|
|May 01||Facebook Fundraiser||$890.00|
|Apr 14||Facebook Fundraiser||$1,070.00|
|Apr 06||Facebook Fundraiser||$300.00|
|Mar 22||Natalie Bowers||$213.85|