By K W Warburton, The Reluctant Spoonie

I have recently expanded my Zebra collection in my Etsy shop which now includes the regular Zebra in two sizes, in addition to my new Unicorn Zebra for rare illnesses, also available in two sizes. These make the perfect gift for the medical zebra or unicorn in your life or as a treat for yourself.

This year, I am donating 15% of my profits from my Etsy, book and adverts to Dysautonomia International. I also take bulk orders via email and offer wholesale and charity prices. Please email me at thereluctantspoonie@gmail.com for more information.

View my recent commission projects here

Why the Zebra?

The Zebra is a common symbol in the chronic illness community due to the popular phrase used during medical training:

When you hear hoof-beats, look for horses, not zebras.

Becasue of this, several rare illnesses have adopted the zebra as their mascot including Ehler-Danlos Syndrome and encephalitis. You may be also familiar with the Ehlers-Danlos Society zebra logo.

crochet zebra
Mini Zebra ©2020 The Reluctant Spoonie

Why Unicorns?

The unicorn is the adopted symbol for several rare illnesses including MALS (Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome). People with very rare illnesses regard themselves as ‘medical unicorns’.

crochet zebra unicorn
Mini Unicorn ©2020 The Reluctant Spoonie

I offer international shipping and gift-wrapping on all items in my Etsy shop. If you are buying as a gift for someone, I can include a handwritten note with your order. This is especially useful if you are buying for a Spoonie friend who lives far away from you. Please make this clear in the ‘notes to seller‘ section.

Read about how crafts can aid healing from chronic illness here

Make your own Zebra using my pattern here

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