Volunteer Spotlight on Kelly Amspacher
How did you get involved with Miles for Migraine?
I became involved with Miles for Migraine 3 years ago and wish I would’ve become active much sooner. My Headache Specialist told me about Miles for Migraine for many years but with intractable chronic daily migraine and a daughter playing field hockey year round throughout her school years, and then college, I felt that I wouldn’t be able to devote/commit 100% of my energy – the only way I know.
When I finally went to my first Patient Education Day, I was hooked! My next experience was at a run/walk event where being part of a migraine community was electrifying. From there, I attended local Meet-up sessions to broaden my horizon and migraine support. I’m honored and thrilled to be a Migraine Community Group Facilitator.
How did it help you with your migraine journey?
Being involved with Miles for Migraine has been, and continues to be, an awesome life experience. I have made new friends and my “tribe” has grown immensely! The relationships that I have developed are an integral part of my life; bringing me hope, support, joy and caring that only other people with migraine can offer. I don’t feel alone in my journey.
Miles for Migraine has given me a sense of belonging, a sense of purpose and self-esteem. I’ve been able to put my passion for education and advocacy into action…”making the invisible…visible”.
I’m a FANATICAL University of Notre Dame football fan as well as a Villanova University men’s basketball fan!!
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