MHAM 2021 Community Summary

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On behalf of CHAMP’s MHAM committee, we would like to thank all of the participants and participating organizations in National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month 2021! Our community wrote and read blog posts, attended virtual races and events, partied with purple flamingos, rallied, shared photos and wore shades. We also created a radio Public Service…

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Advocacy Spotlight: Alicia Wolf

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Alicia Wolf was sitting in the driver’s seat of her parked car filled with a bunch of her co-workers when she felt like she was being propelled forward. It was that moment that solidified that, in addition to the months of dizziness she had been experiencing, that she needed medical intervention. She saw seven or…

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Putting our Heads Together During Quarantine

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Migraine is hard on a relationship and a family during normal times. Throw in the unique and ever-changing realities of a global pandemic, and it makes the situation extra challenging. But it also has given me insights into my wife’s world that I would not have otherwise learned, and that might be helpful to other…

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Five Reasons to Stay Hopeful

After 18 years of living chronic migraine, numerous hours in doctors’ offices and countless failed therapies, some may wonder how hope could ever be a part of my vocabulary now. To be honest, the younger version of myself would ask me the same question. For my younger self, hope was synonymous with my dreams. I…

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I Have Found my Community Through Migraine

I have had migraine disease since the age of 12 but did not receive a diagnosis until adulthood. My migraines remained episodic until July 2016, when I became chronic intractable. I had been ignorant about what migraine disease could be, never in my wildest dreams did I believe you could have a migraine that never…

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Advocate Spotlight Interview: Anna Williams

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One of the most awesome things as a migraine patient advocate is watching others discover their voice in the midst of the community. The realization that even in the midst of life with migraine there is purpose and value can be transformative. Walking through that journey with someone is inspiring! For the past year, I’ve…

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