Migraine Awareness Month #2: Tea for Two. If you could invite someone (any living person) to your home for tea for the purpose of explaining Migraine disease to them so they would truly understand it, who would it be and why?
This is a tough one! My family is very supportive and understands my migraines all too well. Unfortunately, my daughter also has migraines. It seems to run in the maternal side of my family. If I could invite someone over for tea and explain Migraine disease so it would be truly understood (although I'm not sure it ever can be truly understood unless you've experienced it), I would invite Ellen DeGeneres.
Why Ellen? First off, she seems like she'd be a blast to have over for a cup or two of tea. She makes me laugh and I can always use a laugh. Secondly, she's popular and in the public eye. Thirdly, she has the ability to communicate with a large number of people through her TV show and other media outlets. If she understood migraine disease and became a spokesperson, she might be able to better educate the public about what migraine is and is not. She could have other celebrities who have migraine disease on her show to speak about how the disorder has affected them and how they cope. Overall, having a celebrity spokesperson could increase awareness and understanding of migraine disease.
National Migraine Awareness Month is initiated by the National Headache Foundation. The Blogger's Challenge is initiated by www.FightingHeadacheDisorders.com.