My mission is to relate, educate, empower, and support individuals with migraine and their families and caregivers. I seek to break down stigmas associated with migraine and headache disorders to promote an understanding of the impact that chronic illness can have on a person and family's daily lives.
I share personal stories, resources, coping strategies, and information about fundraising and events in the migraine and pain communities. I work towards advocating for more funding, awareness, and healthcare policies related to migraine management. I have an interest in how migraine and headache disorders are talked about and seen in the media.
Why I Advocate
Overall, I aim to create a supportive and informative space for those affected by migraine while striving to improve the broader understanding of this debilitating condition. I engage with a wide range of stakeholders. I have worked with many amazing organizations to help improve funding, awareness, research, and community in the migraine world and beyond.
Remember that advocacy is a long-term effort, often taking time to see significant changes. However, by building a strong and informed advocacy network and consistently pushing for increased resources and awareness, we can make a difference in the lives of people affected by migraine and headache disorders.
Miles for Migraine
Miles for Migraine is a registered Non-Profit with the mission of improving the lives of migraine patients and their families, raising public awareness about headache disorders, and helping find a cure for migraine.
Team My Migraine Life has FUNDRAISED $10,000 and counting...Donte
Advocate Award, Largest Fundraiser, Largest Team. Patient Perspective
Advocate Award, Largest Fundraiser. Largest Team. Patient Perspective
Migraine App Guest Host
U.S. Pain Foundation
Advocacy Training Program Graduate
The mission of the U.S. Pain Foundation is to empower, educate, connect, and advocate for people living with chronic conditions that cause pain.
Migraine at School
Migraine at School Ambassador
Migraine at School is a national movement to guide families through the complicated journey of migraine. They provide ways to get involved, materials, and resources for parents, students, and educators.
Headache on the Hill
Headache on the Hill Ohio Representative 2021, 2022, 2023
Headache on the Hill is an event held annually by the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy in Washington, D.C. Each year at Headache on the Hill, volunteer advocates come together to personally present Congress with requests, or “asks,” which aim to spotlight legislation affecting the headache community.
Shades for Migraine
Winner of Shades for Migraine funniest photo, pet, and featured in Times Square in New York City.
Shades for Migraine is a social media awareness campaign by the Association of Migraine Disorders as a way to create buzz around a disease that affects more than 1 billion people worldwide.
Coalition for Headache and Migraine Patients
ECHO member- advocacy training program
CHAMP brings together the most influential patient advocacy organizations and leaders in the area of migraine, cluster, and headache diseases.
Migraine World Summit
Migraine World Summit affiliate
Migraine World Summit's mission is to reduce the global burden of migraine. Learn from dozens of world-leading migraine experts, doctors, and specialists from around the world to help answer the most difficult questions for those with migraine.
Khloe Kardashian is a paid spokesperson for Nurtec. Khloe takes Nurtec ODT as her migraine medication.
Lyfebulb is a patient engagement platform. Their mission is to reduce the burden of living with chronic disease through the power of the patient.
This story is part of Prevention’s We Are Not Invisible project, a series of personal and informative stories that shed light on those with Invisible Disabilities in honor of Invisible Disabilities Week 2022.
Migraine.com empowers patients and caregivers to take control of migraine disease by providing a platform to learn, educate, and connect with peers and healthcare professionals.
American Migraine Foundation
Migraine Author: Balancing Chronic Migraine and Motherhood
American Migraine Foundation is a nonprofit organization focused on promoting research, advocacy, and awareness for the 39 million Americans living with migraine.
Teva Life Effects
The Tea Life Effects series are stories written by patients and caregivers.
New Life Outlook
NewLifeOutlook's supportive and compassionate communities prove that's not true – you're not alone.
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