OCTOBER 7, 2019

WHEREAS, trigeminal neuralgia is a disorder of the fifth cranial nerve that is often called the world’s worst pain; and

WHEREAS, trigeminal neuralgia causes sharp, stabbing, electric-like face pain, and it is not unusual for sufferers to end their lives trying to escape the agonizing pain; and

WHEREAS, the episodes of pain can strike anytime, anywhere, and last for extended periods leaving the person helpless and incapacitated; and

WHEREAS, October 7, 2019, marks the Seventh International Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day which will see landmarks around the world, including Thunder Bay  City hall lighting up teal for the evening in support of this awareness.

NOW THEREFORE, I, Bill Mauro, Mayor of the City of Thunder Bay, do hereby proclaim, October 7, 2019 to be Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day, in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, with the lighting of Thunder Bay City Hall to support the fighters, admire the survivors, honor the taken, and never give up hope for a cure.