Ariana Olexa

First post: Oct 5, 2022 Latest post: Apr 9, 2024
Ariana is 17 and had her world turned upside down in 2022 when she was diagnosed with Moyamoya Disease.  This is a progressive neurological disease that causes the main arteries in the brain to close and reduce blood flow to the brain. Reduced blood flow can cause strokes, seizures, migraines, abnormal movements, and cognitive issues. Moyamoya is not curable and affects approximately 1 in a million pediatric patients within the United States. The only known effective treatment is Bilateral Brain surgery, which Ariana underwent at Boston Children's Hospital in April of 2023. She is now 9 months post-op and is figuring out her new normal. Please keep her and her family in your prayers!