RESEARCH FOCUSED ON
THERAPIES & CURES
The Facial Pain Research Foundation (FPRF) was established in 2011 with one singular mission: find a CURE for trigeminal neuralgia and related neuropathic facial pain, while also developing therapies to permanently stop other nerve-generated facial pains and diseases. We endeavored to be an all-volunteer organization, allowing us to avoid the bureaucracy that often plagues similar organizations, giving us the ability to approve and accelerate research quickly, and ensuring that 95¢ of every dollar pledged to us goes directly to our research. And in adhering to that mandate, the results have been nothing short of amazing.
2023 Progress Report on Mapping Towards a Cure: Finding the Brain Signature Centers that Cause Trigeminal Neuralgia
Summary: A year ago, we reported on a study the Foundation had funded called “Mapping
Facing My Pain: Marsha Garcia
Marsha Garcia is an ATV racer, non-profit leader, event facilitator, mother, wife, grandmother, and person diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia – all hats that she wears with determination and strength. Watching Marsha speed through the trails of the Arizona desert, it may seem difficult to believe that she is diagnosed with a neuropathic chronic pain disorder – especially one that can be triggered by outdoor elements such as wind and jolting movements.
T-Shirt Fundraiser Raises Awareness and Support for FPRF
Elaine Skiades is a girl on a mission. She watched her grandfather suffer with TN