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Facing My Pain: Marsha Garcia

2022-10-10T12:04:31-05:00July 20th, 2022|

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

2022-04-12T19:01:23-05:00April 12th, 2022|

Elaine Skiades is a girl on a mission. She watched her grandfather suffer with TN for years. And now, she’s helping the Facial Pain Research Foundation in our quest for a cure by creating and selling these fantastic t-shirts. All proceeds will benefit FPRF. “For many years, my grandpa fought through severe pain episodes that

Kelsey Darragh: Internet Superstar, Author, TN Patient

2022-03-20T06:22:21-05:00March 22nd, 2022|

Kelsey Darragh’s job revolves around talking. All. The. Time. About everything. And she’s good at it, too – having created a candidly relatable, international presence on Buzzfeed, YouTube, TikTok, and other leading online platforms. So, it may come as a huge shock that she was diagnosed with neuropathic pain impacting her jaw—the thing she uses all day for work.

Nobel Prize and the Connection to TN

2021-10-31T11:59:51-05:00October 31st, 2021|

In early October, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Dr David Julius and Dr. Ardem Patapoutian, for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch. The Facial Pain Research Foundation has for the last two years been supporting research into a drug that could stop Trigeminal Neuralgia Pain signals from using this exact receptor

OCTOBER 2ND! Save the Date for “Laugh Your Face Off” 2021!

2021-08-16T06:54:32-05:00May 17th, 2021|

“Laugh Your Face Off” is back for a 7th year with the goal of surpassing $3M raised since our inception in 2015. We are currently planning to return to our home at Park West in Chicago on OCTOBER 2ND, but are closely monitoring Covid-19 infection rates and the state of Illinois’ re-opening policies, and will