With so many of you scattered across the United States and in other countries, sending each of you a personal gift just isn't possible, but I wanted to do something beyond words to show you that I'm thinking of you during this holiday season.
Finally, I decided to do what I did last year, make a donation to a nonprofit organization, a donation that would do something for all of us. Well, that's easier said than done because there are several organizations working hard to improve conditions for all of us living with Migraine disease and other headache disorders.
With the decision made that a donation was the way to go, the next decision was... Which organization. That one was just too tough for me. So, I made donations to (in alphabetical order):
If you still have holiday gifts to select, please consider making a donation in someone's name as a gift to them. I can tell you it's a gift I'd appreciate, and I have no doubt that many people with Migraine and other headache disorders would appreciate this type of gift too.
My most profound holiday wish for each and every one of you is that the new year bring you better treatments, more understanding from those around you, good health, and improved quality of life. I can wish that all I want, but as Carl Sandburg said, "Wishes won't wash dishes." So, I've made these donations as my holiday gift to you, hoping that their work helps that wish come true.
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© Teri Robert, 2011
Last updated December 19, 2011