Participants

4th Migraine Edition

Mia Maysack

Embracing a new passion for advocacy. Mia Maysack can still remember the cold air circulating in the car on the way to the hospital. Her dad was driving, the windows…

Jess Ayers

A veteran and grandfather stands up to migraine. Jess Ayers enjoys spending his time with his wife and grandchildren fishing, camping, and being outdoors. But until recently, that was nearly…

Joe McKay

A 9/11 first responder keeps fighting. Joe McKay is a goofy, fun-loving family man, and a firefighter. Like many Americans, his life irreparably changed on September 11, 2001. He lost…

LaQuinda McCoy

Finding the power within. Like so many people with chronic migraine disease, LaQuinda McCoy, 37, spent much of her life searching for solutions, for a medication, for anything that would…

Lisa Benson

Connecting and coping through art. If you have frequent or chronic migraine attacks, not being able to remember exactly when your last attack was sounds like an impossible dream. For…

Rebecca Brook

A story of survival. Rebecca Brook’s journey with migraine started at 6 years old, during a visit to a nursing home with her Girl Scout troop. She remembers feeling fine…

Rowan Rody

Childhood interrupted. Rowan Rody is a typical 10-year-old boy. Describing himself, he says, “I’m kind of funny. I’m very, very short. I’m pretty loud. I’m creative, and I love dogs,…

The Fowler Family

United on a mission for a cure. Parker Fowler was a 20-year-old student at Baylor University when he came down with an upper respiratory infection. It wasn’t an uncommon ailment,…

Trinity Burton

Giving voice to post-concussive syndrome. When Trinity Burton is asked about her life with post-concussive syndrome, she’s almost clinical in her response: She provides a list of symptoms, the proper…

Kyra Hairston

Making way for new dreams. Kyra Hairston, a New York native, can still remember when she fell in love with Korean culture. As a young girl, her best friend Abril…