Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS) is just one of the conditions Tay suffered with..... The awareness about this condition has grown a lot and more people are being educated via several platforms such as facebook pages, instagrams, twitter accounts, blogs etc, and so many people are finding an explanation to symptoms they’ve been experiencing for years—but there’s still a lot of work to be done! Click on this link for more info
Unicorns have become the MALS mascot because they’re so rare most people think they’re just a myth—and the same is true for MALS patients. It's too often too difficult to get a diagnosis of MALS because it was “too rare.” or "too controversial" Statistically speaking, there are as many as one million people experiencing MALS symptoms—right now—and they have no idea why. And most of them will be misdiagnosed, ignored, and brushed aside for YEARS before finding the right diagnosis—if they find it at all. Thats why I say Mals isn't really "rare" its just "rarely" diagnosed.......That’s why I am currently sitting in a room full of unicorns. Most of them gifts given to Tay throughout her journey.
Before Tays surgery, we had planned a fundraiser to help fund her expensive medical costs. Unfortunately we were unable to go ahead with it as the timing didnt quite work out. My very clever Aunty has crocheted unicorns that were lovingly made for us to auction at the fundraising event and she loved it so much she is currently making more. She is apparently surrounded by them. We currently have 3 available with more to be added down the track......
These guys are 100% unique as unicorns are..