A building in Waterford City will Light Up Teal for one night this weekend to raise awareness about a chronic pain condition.
Waterford Health Park is changing colour on Sunday to highlight Trigeminal Neuralgia.
It’s an excruciating nerve pain which affects the head and face and has been compared to being stabbed or struck by lightning.
There’s currently no cure and sufferers are calling for the condition to be added to the World Health Organisation’s health topic list to create opportunities for funding and research.
Waterford woman Alma Browne has been living with it for 16 years. She told WLR News that it’s very debilitating. “From the very start it changed my whole world. I was a very social person, I would have gone out for meals or out with friends and that all ended.”
“Even now as I’m speaking I’m in pain. That’s my normal.”
Alma Browne is asking people to come along to the health park on Sunday night. We’re hoping to gather as many people as possible at 7.30pm on Sunday at the Waterford Health Park. It’s for a group photo to show solidarity and support for all the sufferers of this excruciating, chronically painful disease worldwide.”
People can sign the WHO petition here