Spreading Migraine Awareness through Children

Migraine Awareness through Children

Please Watch this Youtube Video.

I am proud of this girl for spreading awareness for Migraines and the heartbreak she needs to. You see, I am that little girl. The pain is the same at different times, in other generations, and on various pills. I had my first migraine attack when I was 5, and I am the 10% that suffered before age 12.

I feel alone while millions of us suffer and so many take care of us. I have fought the stigma all of my life, feeling misunderstood and missing out on more events than I care to recall. I wake up every day in pain and go to bed in pain. I can’t remember a time that this wasn’t so. When Lindsay held up the card that said “some will outgrow it”, I did a silent prayer that she would be one who did so with my eyes shutting to hold back tears.

(Crying triggers a migraine, and I’m coming off a 5-day binge of pain, so I refrained from letting my emotions rush out of me as they wanted.) I could barely do so when she held up the card that said, “many will not.” I wanted to cry for myself, for the millions like me, and for the possibility that if I have passed these monsters onto my children migraine awareness.

Please like her video and share it. My favorite part of the video is when she holds up her name and gives the most beautiful and innocent smile. She is in life-altering pain, and her spirit shines through. Too many children are in pain and continue to be for life.

Suppose the background noise bothers you as I did put it on mute. Her words still speak as loudly!

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Sarah Rathsack

I tell stories of My Migraine Life. Living life through Migraine consists of advocacy, treatment, prevention, and searching for health and happiness in a positive honest way. My kids, husband, dog, family and friends motivate me to make a difference in the Migraine World.
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11 Comments

  1. Wendy Schaetzke on August 11, 2014 at 3:16 am

    This one is good Sarah! Just got caught up after vacation!! Love the video !



  2. Debbie Rathsack on August 11, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Thanks for sharing this child’s journey- It helps to understand others’ journeys as they battle Migraines, you’re right I cried, Debbie



  3. kristen cartagena on August 16, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    I am so sorry for her pain.I understand it well. I am a chronic migrainer and also have a child with migraines (cyclic vomiting syndrome. I will keep you and her in my prayers. . Thanks for spreading awareness



  4. mymigrainelife on August 16, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    I have been a sufferer since I was 5. When I saw this girl, at 9 spreading awareness I was so proud of her. I am sorry your daughter suffers. It is all heartbreaking.



  5. mymigrainelife on August 17, 2017 at 8:14 am

    Reblogged this on My Migraine Life.



  6. CrazyandSane on August 17, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    Reblogged this on Deborah.



  7. CrazyandSane on August 17, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    Reblogged on Deborah. Xx



  8. mymigrainelife on August 17, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    Thank you!



  9. writerkatgn on August 22, 2017 at 11:35 am

    This is a beautiful and of course challenging to watch video, because of course as adults we hope no child has to endure the pain we do. What a brave little warrior! I pray she grows out of them as well. I also endured migraines as a child, related, perhaps, to a brain disorder they discovered in 8th grade. I remember telling a friend that I had a migraine and her telling me she didn’t believe me, that only grown ups got migraines and I must be lying. I still remember how much her words hurt. I was maybe 7.



  10. mymigrainelife on August 22, 2017 at 11:43 am

    Words Hurt and stick with you. I’m not sure why people don’t believe migraines are the disability that they are. So many of us experience doubt which is so unfair!



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