My Exciting Story:
As I mentioned in the update to my last post, George had handed out a few of the petition flyers to people who he works with that frequently ask about me. This week, he has continued to do so. What really touched me was when he gave the flyer to his boss. George's boss was shocked that there is so little research being done for Migraines and Headache Disorders. He told George that his mom had Migraines and would frequently hole away in a dark room for days.
His boss entered his office today to hand the flyer back to George thinking it was George's only copy and told George he had signed it. (This brings tears to my eyes.) Again, he said, "With how many people have Migraines, you would think that there would be more research." When George said that he had plenty copies of the flyers, his boss said that he wanted to keep his flyer so he could pass it on to someone else. (*tears*).
Maybe you are thinking: This won't work in my situation. It cannot help to ask! Go to your boss and ask them or just go to your co-worker friends individually. Maybe bring it up while you are discussing your health or if someone asks you how you are or if they can help you.
Petition Link: HERE
AHDA Flyer Link: HERE
While brainstorming about raising awareness for this petition, I have come up with an idea that I plan on announcing it Monday HERE, so please keep your eyes peeled. I am extremely excited about it.
Let's keep this going! Let's keep brainstorming!
Some Great Things I've Seen Happening:
- Michelle at HealingYew is going to be putting the petition in the first edition of her January newsletter, New Yew News
- Allison from Allison in Migraineland told me that she had made a flyer on her own initiative that she's been putting up all over the area and attached to the bottom the petition address that people could tear off as a reminder.
- A few people have mentioned that they have asked their Migraine/headache specialists if they would post they flyer. One woman said she took the initiative to fax it to her specialist's office adn they told her they needed to get it approved by legal first. So it is worth the ask!
- People are not letting awareness of the petition die on their Blogs, Facebook or Twitter. It is alive and well and I see people make comments on their FB posts saying "I signed." Yes!!
We all have a reach. Let's use our arms to reach out to those around us! We are responsible for this. Let's make it happen!
Got some more ideas? Something crazy or something simple? Doing something to promote this petition? Please let me know in the comment section! I love to hear what people are doing.