Hi everyone! I hope y'all's week has been a great one so far!
It's Thankful Thursday! For those who don't know why I do these posts. This a way for me to slow down and enjoy this wonderful life God has given me. For too many years I was on the go. I was always working, just surviving, trying to get by. Never taking the time to enjoy life. Thanksgiving shouldn't be celebrated once a year. We should take time on a regular basis and be thankful and show appreciation. Sometimes, I miss a Thursday, but I do take the time each Thursday via Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
Today, I'm thankful to God for my health. I was on Instagram yesterday and Kim aka @nailsandthings_ posted #wearplaidforaustin and #austinonellen Of course, this peaked my interest. I was like who's Austin? So I peeked at the hastag and learned who he is. Austin is an amazing boy with a zest for life despite having Mobious Syndrome.
Möbius syndrome (also spelled Moebius) is an extremely rare congenital neurological disorder which is characterized by facial paralysis and the inability to move the eyes from side to side. Most people with Möbius syndrome are born with complete facial paralysis and cannot close their eyes or form facial expressions. Limb and chest wall abnormalities sometimes occur with the syndrome. People with Möbius syndrome have normal intelligence, although their lack of facial expression is sometimes incorrectly taken to be due to dullness or unfriendliness. Some infants require feeding through tubes, some children between the ages of 5-7 start losing their permanent teeth. The causes are poorly understood.
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One of Austin's dream is to be on the Ellen Degeneres show to spread Mobius Syndrome Awareness. I would like to help him realize this to help him spread the awareness. I don't ask you for a lot. But, today I'm putting aside my awkwardness/shyness and I'm asking for your help. Kim and I would like to coordinate a time and day for all of us in the nail polish community to post our plaid manis with Austin's pic, hastag #wearplaidforaustin, #austinonellen and tag the Ellen Show. I know our nail polish community is not only about nail polish. We're a caring bunch of guys and gals! And, we want to help Austin spread Mobious Syndrome Awareness! This could be any one of us, or someone we love. Let's show Austin Hall and Ellen Degeneres how awesome the nail polish community is by showing our support!
If you don't do nails, you're more than welcome to post a plaid pic along with Austin's pic with the same hashtags.
Our goal is to post our manis by next Thursday August 8th. Please leave a comment if you'd like to participate. Or, you can email me at funky_nails@😍hotmail. For those participating I will add your link/info in my post.
Have a great day!