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October 23rd is officially the Texas Dysautonomia Awareness Day in honor of Mik’s Hidden Hearts Alliance founder, teenager Mikaela “Mik” Aschoff.  Or, as Mik likes to say – in honor of all her fellow dys friends : )


Texas Dysautonomia Awareness Day Proclamation signed on Oct 23, 2012!

October 23 (2010) is also the anniversary for the first time Mik collapsed on the dance floor at her 9th grade high school homecoming dance.  So to make this negative day positive, MHHA requested the State of Texas declare this life changing day into Dysautonomia Awareness Day!

We encourage this to move forward to other states!  Join the MHHA challenge and read more about how to get proclamations in your area through Dysautonomia International.

And as always, we are very proud partners with the Lamb Foundation for Dysautonomia Research who work with Mik’s great team of doctors at the Dysautonomia Clinic for Excellence at the Children’s Memorial Hermann / UTHSC Physicians in Houston, Tx.  

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We serve teens with Dysautonomia and other hidden life-changing chronic illnesses.

Know of a deserving “hidden” homebound or hospitalized teen?  Nominate them for a Hope Kit filled with teen inspired gifts!  Go to our website at for more details.


ImageCheck out our upcoming events!

 From Boo Bash to Outreach Meetings to our Christmas Potluck Party – we are a welcoming group to all teens with Dysautonomia and other hidden illnesses and their caregivers.  

Do not know anyone yet?  You will definitely leave with new friends!


And don’t forget, Boo Bash is right around the corner!  Buy your tickets at

Hope to see you soon!

For details on our events, click here for our Events Calendar:


Upcoming Events:  Outreach for HOPE Meeting July 8 and MHHA The Woodlands Chapter Social July 12.  


JULY OUTREACH FOR HOPE MEETING:  Our Outreach meetings are NOT your ordinary “meeting”.  Part support group, always welcoming social event and learning opportunities are combined!  

What is Mik’s Hidden Hearts Alliance reoccurring theme for each meeting?  It’s HOPE!

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H – Heart full of

O – Optimism

P – Purpose

E – Encouragement

Chronically ill teens and their caregivers:  Join us this upcoming Monday and discover more ways to learn to work with your illness and grow!  This month’s theme is “Have a Dream”.  Activity and snacks provided.

Our meeting will include a thought provoking lesson and will give an opportunity for the teens and caregivers to have some “separate” time to have free discussion.

When  Mon, July 8, 2pm – 4pm

Where  Chapelwood United Methodist Church 11140 Greenbay St, Houston, TX 77024 (map)

Description Join us every 2nd Monday of the month at 2:00pm at the Chapelwood United Methodist Church for our Outreach Meeting for teens with Dysautonomia (and other chronic life changing illnesses) and their caregivers.

For more information on Dysautonomia, please go


MHHA The Woodlands Chapter – Social – July 12

Save the Date for JULY Social! – MHHA Woodlands Chapter Social for our hidden teens and their caregivers will be on Friday July 12 at 1:00 at Panera Bread on 242-College Park in The Woodlands (map). As always, our socials are come as you are! Open to non Woodlands families too!  


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We help teens and their families who have Dysautonomia and other life changing hidden illnesses.

Dysautonomia Awareness – Support Group – Socials – Hope Kits