Photo Friday-Headache on the Hill
This picture was taken last year at Headache on the Hill, an annual lobbying event on Capitol Hill for migraine research. This coming Monday and Tuesday will be the 10th year advocates, patients, caregivers and headache specialists will descend upon the Hill to make sure our voice is heard.
Pictured with me are Dr. Carrie Doherty, Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), Dr. Mahan Chehrenama. Little did we know that a few months later the Senator would be named as a vice presidential running mate. Dr. Doherty and Dr. Chehrenama are perfect partners to stomp with. As the day gets later and I’m on my fifth meeting, they can tell when my brain hurts and step in at the perfect time if I get tongue-tied.
This picture is being sold as part of a fundraising effort between the US PainFoundation and 540WMain, a non-profit run by my dear friend Calvin Eaton in Rochester, NY. Learn more about this project and how to purchase artwork by those who have chronic pain conditions.
Obsessing over Broadway musicals, creating a newsletter for my 5th grade class, writing an essay that won me a scholarship to a summer theatre camp at age 8, taking private vocal lessons, consistently writing personal diaries from the 2nd grade to the present, being a member of multiple award-winning show choirs, acapella and madrigal groups,…