Danielle Byron Henry
April 11, 1981 – March 24, 1999
Danielle was a happy go lucky child with a wonderful sense of humor, caring, generous and truly a light in our lives. When the migraines struck at age 10, she fought hard to keep migraine disease from taking her childhood, struggling to stay in school and keep up with her 3 varsity sports. Her parents tried every medical option there was at the time, with no success and were devastated when we lost her. For the next 15 years her father, a family practitioner, began to study & treat headache disease until he became an expert in the field. Frustrated with the small number of providers who treat migraine disease and the lack of public awareness and support for those with migraine, her family decided that Danielle was meant to send us on a path to to make a difference in this fight, in essence to Shine Her Light.
Danielle Byron Henry Migraine Foundation was founded by Dan Henry, M.D., his wife, Diane, and their daughter, Elizabeth Henry Weyher, in honor of their daughter and sister, Danielle, who struggled with migraine disease for almost 10 years until her death in 1999 at age 17.
EVERY YEAR ON JUNE 7
REMEMBRANCE DAY: SHINE A LIGHT
Light a candle in memory of those we have lost due to migraine and headache disease and share on social media with #ShineALight.
The Painful truth, by Dr. lynn Webster
This is a moving article about Danielle, written by Dr. Lynn Webster, a friend of the Henry family. Dr. Webster has dedicated more than three decades to becoming an expert in the field of pain management. He is the vice president of Scientific Affairs of PRA Health Sciences and past president of the American Academy of Pain Medicine.