Meet The Migraine Warrior!

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Michelle Tracy has battled chronic migraines for since 2004. She is an advocate for migraines and other headache disorders, as well as chronic pain, invisible illness, and mental health. She began blogging as a way to process her feelings about having a chronic invisible illness as well as to raise awareness and to let other migraineurs know that they are not alone. As an ambassador for the U.S. Pain Foundation and a member of the American Headache and Migraine Association, she engages in both local and social media advocacy and fundraising. She has worked with the previously mentioned organizations as well as The American Migraine Foundation, The Migraine Research Foundation, Migraine Checked, and Migraine Buddy.  Outside of her life as a patient and advocate, Michelle is an avid writer, reader, and singer in addition to being a certified preschool teacher. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Massachusetts. Though currently unable to work outside the home due to the frequency and severity of her migraines, she hopes to be able to return to the work force in the future as a teacher, Child Life Specialist, or nurse. When her pain levels are low, she enjoys karaoke, trips to her hometown of Cincinnati, and spending time with her boyfriend/best friend Ian. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram as @CheDeco. Please head to The Migraine Warrior Facebook Page to like and follow the Facebook migraine advocacy page that accompanies this blog. Michelle is currently at work on creating a presentation for Migraine and Headache Awareness Month in June, organizing a local migraineur support group, and writing her first book. She is also looking forward to attending the American Headache and Migraine Association’s Annual Patient Conference in Boston on Sunday June 11, 2017. If you want to know more about the story of her migraines, please refer to the very first post on this blog, entitled “From Migraine to Mygraine”. Thanks for stopping by!

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