Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day, and October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, so I did a very special mani for a very special little girl today.
I do have to make it known that this is not my story, but it is one near and dear to my heart. (I have gotten the mother’s permission to tell this story.)
If you make beauty videos on YouTube, watch beauty videos on YouTube, or even have come across them in passing, you’ve probably seen something by a user going by taliajoy18.
And, even if you haven’t, you’ve probably seen her appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Talia was a 13-year-old girl who had been battling neuroblastoma and myelodysplastic syndrome (more commonly known as preleukemia). Sadly, she lost her battle with both of these diseases on Tuesday, July 16, 2013.
Her last Instagram picture was a shot of her, her mother, and a close friend of her family rocking mint green manis, so Nicole of Nail Polish Wars thought it would be a fitting tribute for a bunch of us in the nail community to do mint green manis, and the response was overwhelming.
This is my contribution.
Today is World Ovarian Cancer Day, designed to spread awareness for ovarian cancer. It’s a cancer with a very low survival rate, no cure, and very little awareness. (Notice how it gets one day, but breast cancer gets a whole month?) Because of this, a bunch of us Nail Tarts have gotten together to create teal manis (teal is the ovarian cancer awareness color) to help the cause.
I have been fortunate enough that I haven’t been put through the pain of losing someone to this very deadly disease, but I still want to show my support to those who have, or are fighting it/watching someone fight it.
What is this madness, a post that isn’t for a challenge? That’s right, something different for a change! Today’s manicure is for World Autism Day. Today people were encouraged to wear blue in support.