May 6, 2019
“Be patient with yourself. It may take longer than you think.” ~Nilsa Reyna
A stroke in your mid-30s. A maze of medical appointments with no answers. 6 years of searching for a diagnosis. Brain surgery. Anxiety. And recovery.
Actor, writer, director Nilsa Reyna is creating performances centered around her own health journey with the hope that it helps other people connect with their own stories.
May 6th is World Moyamoya Day. Moyamoya is the name of the diagnosis Nilsa finally received.
Moyamoya is one of the rarest forms of occlusive cerebrovascular disorders encountered in neurosurgery. The term means a "puff of smoke" coined by a Japanese team who first described the disease because it describes how the blood vessels look on an angiogram.
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