When I was in middle school, I was diagnosed with asthma. I am thankfully asthma free now but it was a scary time as a kid. I also know of other friends who had it so bad they couldn't be very active at all for fear it could every hurt them.
I remember going through this and not really knowing what was happening to me or why. My parents also did not have many resources and this was before the Google thing became so popular 😉
When I heard about this new initiative from AANMA I knew I had to share. This would have come in handy for my middle school self! Readers who are local to Washington DC you have to check this out!
On Fri., May 8, the Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) – in partnership with Medikidz USA and Meda Pharmaceuticals – will launch the first in a three-part comic book series, furthering their commitment to educational efforts that support the asthma community. Register for this FREE event
The MediKidz superheroes are experts in health and illness, and their mission is to teach children about their body and how illness affects it. The comic book format allows parent to have a fun, engaging discussion with their children about their disease, the causes and triggers. As part of Meda’s ongoing commitment to the asthma community, “Medikidz Explain Asthma” is the first in a three-part series of educational comic books aimed at educating and engaging parents and their children.
I have previewed the new comics and they are fun and educational. My kids loved these new superheroes and it opened the door to talk to about asthma with them, and signs to look for if they should ever feel as if an attack was happening. We cannot wait to see what else the Medikidz Heroes will get into in the upcoming issues!
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One of my kids has asthma. This would be a great book for him when he gets little older. I never knew these kinds of books existed.
Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
That sounds like such a fun event. My 10 year old is just starting to get into comic books.
My nephew has asthma and he would really love this.
This is awesome. I feel like I know so many kids with asthma – more than I knew when I was younger – and this is a great resource/event.
This looks like fun. My daughter would have loved this. She’s into animae and comics.
Helene Cohen Bludman
Great idea. Having the information available in a comic book makes a lot of sense.
Oh how fun! that’s such a great way to learn. They remind me of Captain Planet teaching about the environment.
What a great way to teach kids in a manner they will appreciate. I love this.
What a noble cause, my best friend’s son has asthma! (And my hubs has bad allergies!) And how awesome that comic books are part of the event! I’m glad I stopped by!
Tiaras & Tantrums
I have asthma – horrible asthma – my little one has asthma as well. It is NOT fun!
Lois Alter Mark
This will help so many kids who suffer with asthma. What a great idea.
I love the idea of a comic book format to teach kids about issues affecting them. I could see something like this making a cool educational TV show as well.
we don’t have asthma in our house but so glad people simplify these things for kids. It can be scary to be given a health diagnosis
The comic book format really is a great way to help get the word out. The cool characters are bound to do their parts to make the messages stick.
This sounds like a great resource for kids who can use some support and info relating to asthma symptoms. Asthma is such a scary disease. I’m grateful my kids haven’t shown any signs of it, at least so far!
What a great way to teach kids about asthma. Kids are totally into comic books and would read this before reading anything else.
Two of my grandchildren have Asthma and so does my hubby. This is a great way to educate children about Asthma.
This is a great way to reach kids to learn more and understand. Many of my family members have asthma and it is frightening!
I’ve had Asthma for as long as I can remember. I was an athlete in Prep and High and even University and had to always have my inhaler on hand
Anything we can do to help kids understand other children better is a good thing. This comic book should help.
Sounds like a great opportunity. That comic book could really be helpful.
I know so many kids that have asthma. This is such a great idea for kids. What a really neat event!
Wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas
When I was a kid, I thought I had asthma. Turned out to be anxiety. Either way, having a fun way to learn about a health issue is a great idea for kids!
Sounds like a great event. Good to make people aware.
I am going to share these with my son who is an asthmatic. He would love these! Thank you for sharing.