Meet the Medikidz® Stars
Meet Jackson and Tenley
“Medikidz Explain Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS)” tells a story inspired by five-year-old Tenley and her seven-year-old brother, Jackson, who has LGS. LGS is a rare type of epilepsy that is usually characterized by multiple seizure types, cognitive impairment and developmental delays. The book tells Jackson’s story through Tenley’s eyes.
In the book, Jackson experiences a seizure while watching television with his family and the Medikidz® appear to explain to Tenley how LGS affects her older brother. Tenley’s experience with the group of young superheroes helps her better understand her brother’s condition, and how she can help care for, and play with, Jackson. Click here to order Jackson and Tenley’s book, “Medikidz Explain LGS.”
After experiencing a seizure during a hockey game, Hannah almost gives up on her dream of playing hockey. To help Hannah see that epilepsy doesn't mean you have to quit being active, the Medikidz® travel back in time to see professional and Olympic Gold Medalist hockey player, Chanda Gunn, who is Hannah’s age. Hannah gives Chanda confidence to keep playing, despite her seizures. Fast forward to present day and Chanda is able to return the favor. Click here to order Hannah’s book, “Medikidz Explain Playing Sports with Epilepsy.”
Joel is the inspiration for the second book, “Medikidz Explain Seizure Assistance Dogs.” The book tells Joel’s story about trying to live a normal life with his friends while living with epilepsy. The Medikidz® introduce Joel to a seizure-assistance dog named Flame who he takes home. Flame ultimately helps Joel feel more confident about going to school and playing with other kids, despite his epilepsy. Click here to order Joel’s book.
After initially struggling with being diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 14, Megan became determined to turn her diagnosis into an opportunity to advocate for those living with epilepsy. Through her vlog and social media network she’s been able to connect with, and inspire, thousands of teenagers living with epilepsy to spread the word about her story and how she manages living with the disorder. Click here to order Megan's book, "Medkidz Explain Living with Epilepsy."
The first book, “Medikidz Explain Epilepsy,” tells a story about Jack who is navigating middle school while living with epilepsy. When he experiences a seizure after a basketball game that threatens to leave him on the sidelines in the upcoming championship game, the Medikidz® come to Jack’s aid. They give him an up-close and personal overview of what’s going on inside his body when he experiences a seizure and help him explain his condition to his coach and peers so they understand how it affects Jack. Click here to order Jack’s book.