One thing that I have noticed is that celebrities can do so much to raise awareness, progress the treatments, research, and cures for diseases. The reason is that their fame and money play a huge role in getting attention and research to particular diseases.
For example, Michael J. Fox (the actor from the Back to the Future movies) developed Parkinson’s disease, and has been instrumental in finding new treatments and also getting lots of research for the disease. Christopher Reeve (the actor that played Superman) also is another great example of this. He was paralyzed after a horrific horse riding accident, and for the remainder of his life (he has passed away now) he was dedicated to spinal cord and paralysis research, and in the process really made great advances towards a cure, research, and more.
All of this just proves my point: We need a huge celebrity or business tycoon to come down with a severe and debilitating case of Cholinergic Urticaria. Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t wish this condition on my worse enemy! But it would be nice to get some serious attention, research, and money into finding out what causes this and how to fix it (if it is possible to fix it without any harsh side effects). In fact, here are some tips on how to make money with hives.
In the past I have searched vigorously to see if any famous people have ever had this condition. My searches have always came up empty. I did a long time ago see that someone (I think they directed plays or something) had this. But I don’t think they were well known (enough anyways), and now I can’t even find the short article (although I do recall that it didn’t really say much).
So I guess that means that one of us will need to become movie stars or multi-millionaires, or famous in some way, and then get attention to this condition in any way they can…..Any volunteers?? Hehe. Well I guess it would be kinda tough after you already have cholinergic urticaria, but certainly not impossible!