The Podcast that Changed My Life

What I thought would be a typical trip to New Jersey with my sister in September 2017 turned out to be an experience that would significantly impact my life. As we drove to the Philadelphia International Airport to drop off a friend, my sister flipped through the radio stations to find something good to listen…

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Sharing a Story of a Loved One Lost to Migraine: Melissa Dwyer

“I have met so many beautiful people who suffer daily. I’ve received many messages from people who were on the brink.  They thought of Melissa and knew they could not go through with it. I have faith that Melissa’s story has saved many lives.” -Becky Dwyer, mother On June 7, 2013, Melissa Dwyer took her…

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My Mindset as a Student Living with Chronic Migraine

My name is Maddie Goldsborough, and I have chronic migraine. I’m an eighteen-year-old senior at Germantown Friends School, and hopefully, a soon to be freshman at Scripps College. I have had chronic migraine since I was 13. I chose Scripps, in part, because it’s in Southern California, a part of the US that has some…

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Becoming a Headache Disease Blogger

Although social media has overtaken blogging as the primary place
where people meet online, blogging provides a unique opportunity for a deeper connection to others and is an excellent way to advocate for people with headache disorders. Blogging also challenges you to grow personally and professionally. This post describes one person’s
blogging story, the benefits of blogging, and how you can start your own blog.

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Advocate Spotlight with Casey Evans

*Responses have been edited for clarity and brevity Casey Evans has been a committed volunteer with the Migraine World Summit for 2 years and has dedicated much of her time to helping the migraine community. She was also involved with Headache on the Hill and planned to attend the postponed RetreatMigraine. She is extremely thoughtful…

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Five Simple Ways to Raise Awareness in the Workplace

The impact of headache and migraine disorders is well-documented. According to the Migraine Research Foundation, more than 157 million workdays are lost in the United States, and health care and decreased productivity costs total $37 billion yearly. Lost workdays do not necessarily mean absences. Presenteeism describes the state of being at work, but not fully…

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