Mito Stories

Mum Vs Mito

Mum Vs Mito

Emily writes about her late mother Michelle.

My first recollection of my Mum suffering some type of mito symptom - not known then - was when I was five years old and came back in the house from checking the letter box to find my mum clutching her chest. She was 41 years old and suffering her first heart attack. 

My Mum was one of the most bravest people I know and she inspires me everyday.

The Bow Collection – collaboration with Girl with the Green Bow

The Bow Collection – collaboration with Girl with the Green Bow

The Girl with the Green Bow is Rebecca Patterson who was diagnosed with mitochondrial disease in August 2016.

The Bow collection is inspired by Girl with the Green Bow, with a whole new range including tees, onesies and a tote, and much more! Rebecca lives by the motto ‘mito picked the wrong diva’. So we have customisable designs for ‘mito picked the wrong…’ family, parents, brother, auntie and more!

Dear Stairs at the train station

Dear Stairs at the train station

Dear Stairs at the train station  Firstly, please don't get me wrong. I appreciate you have a purpose, you get everyone from low to high, high to ...
Memes that explain the Mito Life

Memes that explain the Mito Life

When it comes to having a chronic illness, laughter is... well... not the best medicine but it does lift the spirits. 

We're yet to find the best medicine. As mito is currently not treatable or curable. 

Here are 5 memes to make you laugh with mito. 
10 things to do while waiting for test results

10 things to do while waiting for test results

Getting a diagnosis of mitochondrial disease is not simple. If your family members haven’t been diagnosed, then most of us- young and old- go through a multitude of steps to get our diagnosis.

Waiting for test results is incredibly frustrating. Keeping in mind Mito Merch is for creating awareness through humour… here are my top 10 things I do to while waiting for test results...

6 Tips for planning a holiday with a chronic illness

6 Tips for planning a holiday with a chronic illness

I've just come back to Australia after four weeks away in Chile, Argentina and Uruguay with my husband. Some highlights included, discovering waterfalls, drinking amazing red wine, seeing Candombe, and having a relaxing wine bath in Mendoza.

The most surprising and wonderful highlight of all was how few days my mitochondrial disease effected our trip. How many days I had without pain and fatigue, and some where I even forgot I had a chronic illness at all.