Dr. Edmund Messina is back – once again wanting to spread the word about headache, migraine, and the situations that people have to deal with in the midst of chronic illness.
You might remember the previous work of Dr. Messina and his team – Life and Migraine. The goal of this first film was to give us a glimpse into the life of someone with migraine, and to help us see what they had to go through to get help.
I just received an email from Dr. Messina about his new movie (he wrote, produced, and directed), "Lily’s Mom", starring Kimberly Harsch. I’m hoping to review it in a few weeks time.
Meanwhile, here’s a brief synopsis:
Mary is a mother who comes from a dysfunctional background. She struggles to be a good role model for her 8 year-old daughter, Lily, in the midst of crippling headaches, loss of job, deteriorating marriage and abuse.
The story is told through her conversations with her therapist as she learns to become her own advocate and overcome what seem to be insurmountable obstacles, including deaths, poor health-care and being thwarted by bizarre people in her life.
Mary’s struggles and eventual triumph are driven by her need to give little Lily the ‘normal’ life she herself never had. The that the personality disorders and psychiatric characteristics of the characters are medically accurate, making this very touching drama ring true to the viewer.
If you want to see the trailer, click the image below to go to YouTube:
For more, visit the official Lily’s Mom website. Now that Dr. Messina is done with this project, he’s looking forward to other similar works to highlight the struggles people have dealing with headache and migraine.