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My Story…

When I was a kid, my mom would take me to Philly to get my scoliosis treated. Every time we went, before we even got off the train, she would fall victim to a debilitating migraine.  Her hair would be standing straight up, the daylight was more than she could stand, and by the time we got back to our car for the drive home, she would be throwing up. It took every ounce of determination and super-human mom strength to get us home safely. When we finally got there, she would hide in the dark and be unable to function for almost two days.  Never underestimate the power of a mother's love.

My son also suffers from the migraine monster, but his is in a different form.  Instead of the intense headache and sensitivity to light and sound that people normally associate with a migraine, he has symptoms that control his entire life and don't go away. Vertigo, dizziness, nausea, lightheadedness, mental fog, and severe fatigue are just a few of the things that have a stronghold on him. There is no day where he feels "normal," just days where he feels less awful.  What kind of life is this for a guy in his early 30's?  He's been to neurologists, the top vertigo specialist in the world, and many other specialists, but still, he is suffering every day.

Many of my friends also suffer from migraines.  This neurologic disease is evil and robs people of their ability to live their lives.  Something must be done. The stigma associated with migraines must be stopped. There needs to be more funding for research and treatment. People need to be made aware of the severity of this debilitating disease.  It's not "just a headache."  Migraines are so much more. 

I'm tired of helplessly watching my son deal with this. Nobody deserves this kind of torture.  Please help me with the fight against migraines by making a donation on this fundraising page and/or joining me and my hubby and kids as we do the Miles for Migraines 2-Mile Walk, 5K Run and Relax Pennsylvania on Sunday, September 29, 2024 in Philadelphia. Join our team, Uzzi Scream, and take a stand against this evil monster!   


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