Our friend Paul of Dude Craft points us to the fun work of Pat Mayer and her Neuron Rebellion. Her creations are cute and fun on their own, but coupled with her story of personal struggle after being suddenly stricken with a severe movement disorder that has left her bedridden, they take on new meaning.
These little stuffed creatures are the physical representation of the whacky brain firings I am plagued with. Hence the name: Neuron Rebellion! So I’m selling my neurons, baby, and using the proceeds to help pay the medical bills. But this site is not so much about the Neurons rebelling against me, as it is about me rebelling against the disorder. If you’ve faced long-term illness or life-disrupting obstacles, maybe you can relate. And if I can encourage you with my little Neurons, so much the better!”
Read her entire incredible story over on Dude Craft.