January 24th is Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day.
January 24th was chosen as Moebius Syndrome Day as it is the birth date of Professor Paul Julius Mobius, the neurologist who first diagnosed the disorder in 1888.
Moebius syndrome is a rare neurological disorder that is present at birth. It primarily affects the sixth and seventh cranial nerves, preventing facial movements. Children and adults with the syndrome can’t smile, frown, suck, grimace or blink their eyes and are unable to move their eyes laterally. About 30 percent of children with Moebius syndrome are on the autism spectrum.
Read about it, investigate, support awareness, wear purple, help somebody like 7 months old Daniela Judith Pacheco Flores who was diagnosed with Moebius syndrome at birth and has had several surgeries. Today she´ll have clubbed foot surgery. Daniela breaths with a cannula and she´s tube fed. She can not blink and has no tears.