In April of 2015, a HESA volunteer created a draft-version of the red and zebra “HE awareness” ribbon inspired by the color scheme shared by a fellow HE/SREAT patient, Sharon W.M. The eye catching red and zebra print design caught on and the concept has been adopted by other groups as well.
This design represents that HE/SREAT is thought-to-be a rare disease (indicated by the zebra print) and the red captures the possible vascular component of the disease. The red also embodies the passion of HE/SREAT patients and the “heart” of the community surrounding these patients.
These ribbons by Lisa Foley are beautifully simple and elegant. Please show your support for HE/SREAT patients, families, and caregivers by proudly displaying these ribbons on your social media or website. Add a comment below to tell us where you used your HE awareness ribbon.