As the flagship program of the foundation, the INvisible Project unveils the truth about what it means to live with pain and thrive despite it. In an effort to support disease-specific communities, the latest edition of the project focuses on migraine disease — coming out just in time for Migraine and Headache Awareness Month in June! (For information about getting involved with Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, check out this article from last month’s eNews.)
Ten inspiring individuals — both adults and children — with migraine disease are featured, including:
- Lindsay Earle, who developed episodic migraine in her 20s only to have a migraine attack in 2013 that has never ended. To help her young son, Clive, deal with the burden that comes from watching his mom sick, she and her husband introduced him to photography. Now Clive has a way to show his mom what lies outside, a place she rarely has the ability to go.
- Melissa Geraghty, who, despite suffering from more than 20 conditions including migraine, fibromyalgia, adrenal gland dysfunction, neuropathy, irritable bowel syndrome, went on to get her doctorate specializing in clinical health psychology.
- Colton De Keyser, a 10-year-old who won’t let migraine disease stop him from enjoying school, sports, and advocating on behalf of the migraine community.
- Tyler Mann, a producer and videographer for popular TV shows on networks including A&E, TLC, CNN, National Geographic, and The History Channel, who is working on a documentary, “Clusterheads,” to provide a raw perspective of life with cluster headaches.
- Don Vanderpool, who experiences 25 migraines a month, but remains optimistic and focused on his health, while running his own Facebook group for fellow migraine patients, “My Broken Brain.”
To read all of the featured participant’s incredible stories and see their photos, visit INvisibleProject.org.