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    Friends and family of Rebecca Thorpe helped create a human ribbon to promote awareness of trigeminal neuralgia outside Thorpe's Jasper home Monday. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Melissa Pike of Evansville, left, and Rebecca Thorpe of Jasper posed for a photo before creating a human ribbon to promote awareness of trigeminal neuralgia outside of Thorpe's house Monday. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Information cards with ribbons for Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day sat in a box while Rebecca Thorpe of Jasper organized friends and family into a human ribbon for a photo at her home Monday. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Rebecca Thorpe, third from left, and her friend Paula Fleck, fourth from left, both of Jasper, looked around to start organizing people outside Rebecca's house while her husband, Tom, helped from the roof to create a human ribbon to promote awareness of trigeminal neuralgia Monday. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Michaela Besaw of Jasper, left, Lisa Kreilein of Huntingburg, Lisa's son Blake, 13, Dawn Flatt of Huntingburg, Michaela's son Hudson, 7, CJ Fleck of Jasper, 7, and Seth Thorpe of Jasper, 9, helped create a human ribbon outside Seth's house Monday to promote awareness of trigeminal neuralgia. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Tom Thorpe climbed to the roof of his Jasper home to take a photo of his wife, Rebecca, along with their family and friends who helped create a human ribbon to promote awareness of trigeminal neuralgia Monday evening. Rebecca learned in April 2011 that she has the disorder, which causes excruciating pain on one side of the face. She is working with a group that is trying to get the World Health Organization to fund research and bring more awareness to the disorder. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald