West African Wisdom: Adinkra Symbols & Meanings. AYA “fern” symbol of endurance and resourcefulness. The fern is a hardy plant that can grow in difficult places. “An individual who wears this symbol suggests that he has endured many adversities and outlasted much difficulty.“
When choosing this logo, my son commented that it doesn’t really have anything to do with Hydro and I smiled. To me, it has everything to do with it, at least the meaning behind it. I think it’s a perfect symbol for all of us with Hydrocephalus, it certainly is for me personally (in my own life), in so many ways. We endure so much and figure out how to navigate these uncharted waters, living with an incurable condition on a daily basis. We are resourceful in the way we learn to cope and figure out what works for us, what our triggers are or even when to ask for help. The list is endless as we grow from strength to strength because, we have NO OTHER CHOICE. And, the scars on our bodies and souls, are a reminder of the many adversities we have endured, and the difficulties we have faced.