You’re Invited – Children’s Comic Book Helps Kids Better Understand Pediatric Asthma

  • Posted on: 30 April 2015
  • By: wekantalk (not verified)

For children with asthma, understanding their disease can be confusing and complicated but is vital to proper disease management. Pediatric asthma is a significant problem in the United States, effecting 7 million children under the age of 18. Not only can it prevent children from fully participating in activities enjoyed by other kids, it also can disrupt nighttime sleep, resulting in missed school and hospital stays.

In response to demand by parents, physicians and school health officials, the Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) – the leading nonprofit organization committed to ending death and suffering due to asthma – Medikidz and Meda Pharmaceuticals have collaborated to develop the “Medikidz Explain Asthma” comic book series.

The “Medikidz Explain Asthma” comic book series is useful tool that allows parents and children to engage in an active discussion about asthma in the form of a comic book. The Medikidz superheroes are experts in health and asthma, and their mission is to teach children about their body and how illness affects it. The comic book format gives parents the opportunity to have a fun, engaging discussion with their children about asthma, the causes and triggers.

To commemorate the release of the first in this three-part series, parent’s in the D.C. area are invited to a free story time launch party on Friday, May 8 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. at the Children’s Playseum, 545 8th Street, Washington, D.C. (Southeast quadrant). Meet the Medikidz characters and listen as special guests will read from the comic book to showcase this educational tool that empowers parents and kids to think about, talk about, and understand asthma in a fun, non-threatening way. There will be snacks, goodie bags and more for a fun filled afternoon. RSVP here for the free, community event.

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