May 6th is World Moyamoya Day!
Moyamoya is a rare disease that effects the arteries
in your brain. The arteries become blocked or “tangled” and can cause
strokes and other symptoms. The word Moyamoya is Japanese for “puff of smoke”.
My aunt was diagnosed with Moyamoya disease in 2013.
In support of her and others with this disease I ask you all to
create a light blue balloon.
You can write on your balloon either your loved one’s name, their initials,
the letters MM or even WG (my aunts initials).
Draw, paint, create your own light blue balloon.
Take a picture of it and set it free into cyberspace for all to see!
Here is a fun music video that singer/songwriter Blue Day Do made
called “Big Blue Balloon”
Please take photos of your balloons and post on
instagram, twitter, Facebook, or even on here.
When you post please use
#MoyamoyaWG or #WorldMoyaMoyaDay and tag @NicoleJoliada
I hope many of you will participate.
Thank you, thank you, thank you in advance!
We need to raise awareness about this disease in order to help
others. There are links at the bottom for more information. Please take
a look and share them, thank you!
- Moyamoya support and information
- What is MoyaMoya?
- Facebook page for Moyamoya.com
- Stanford Moyamoya Center
- Moyamoya awareness on Pinterest
- My original blog post about MoyaMoya back in 2014
*All links above helped me further understand Moyamoya disease. These links are informational and are not meant to be used for medical advice. These links are strictly used to raise awareness.