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From Pain to Purpose: A Conversation with Julienne Verdi (Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy)

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This week on Talking Head Pain, Joe is joined by longtime friend Julienne Verdi, mother of 4, a migraine and ankylosing spondylitis patient, lawyer, and the Executive Director of the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy. The Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy advocates for policy change that improves the lives of those living with migraine through events like Headache on the Hill.

Join Joe and Julienne as they discuss living with two chronic illnesses, motherhood, and the important work she is doing at the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy.

Among the highlights in this episode:

01:13- Joe starts the episode by asking Julienne how she describes her worst migraine attack

03:15- Julienne tells Joe about living with both ankylosing spondylitis and migraine, and how the two are intertwined

04:44- Julienne talks about the challenges of getting both ankylosing spondylitis and migraine diagnosed

06:10- Joe asks Julienne about how she balances being a mother while living with migraine

08:03- Julienne tells Joe about how her former involvement in politics has influenced her work in migraine advocacy

09:18- Joe asks Julienne about what her organization is most proud of and the continued struggles moving forward

11:18- Julienne tells Joe what she is looking forward to in the upcoming year with the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy

Contact Our Host:

Joe Coe, Director, Education and Digital Strategy at GHLF: jcoe@ghlf.org

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