In my experience of going through hundreds of web sites and talking to others involved with LHON and LHON affected people I found no organization of a color or symbol for our disease. So I started thinking about what would make a great symbol for this disease and what color should we adopt. I came to the conclusion of using bright Orange as our color. I think that Orange is a good choice because as a person affected by LHON I have color abnormalities, red and green are always getting mixed up as well as, other colors just tend to blur together forming a mud effect of color. When I first went blind I actually spray painted my cell phone cover bright construction cone Orange so I would be able to find it easier lying on the table or where ever it was laying. The Orange has stayed in my life since, it’s a very bright color that does not get mixed up with others and is prominent for out vision. For the actual symbol for LHON I though that it should represent what this disease is about. So I started with an eye because it is after all the eyes that are affected by LHON I also choose mitochondria to put into the eye because this is a mitochondrial disease. So with all three ideas in mind set out to create the symbol and color and this is what I came up with. Please feel free to take this image and post it where ever you feel you can use it!