9 reasons now is the time to read these comic books about kids with disability

By Deanna Mooney, 5 September 2016 , Comments

1.) Three children with spinal cord injuries (SCI) star as the cartoon versions of themselves in the Medikidz comic book adventures that were developed by the SpineCare Foundation, a division of Northcott.

2.) The two comics are targeted at two specific age ranges, with Evander’s Meditotz Adventure aimed at 3-7 year olds, and Medikidz Explain Spinal Cord Injury to appeal to 8-15 year olds.

 An image from the Medikidz explains Spinal Cord Injuries comic book

3.) These comics have helped educate many children with SCI and their friends, families and communities across the world about what it’s like to be a child with SCI and the different challenges Evander, Izak and Hayley face.

4.) As the only child-focused literature available for kids with SCI, these comics help explain complex medical terminology in simple, child friendly language.

5.) Paediatric hospitals across Australia and the world have found the comics to be an invaluable resource for both children and adults living with SCI.

Two characters in the MediKidz comics

6.) The comics were a finalist in the 2015 NSW Disability Industry Innovation Awards – a fantastic achievement which saw the disability sector recognise the comics as an innovative educational resource for children.

7.) The comics have had a positive impact on the lives of the children who starred in them.

8.) If you’d prefer printed copies of the comics you can contact us and ask for us to post them out to you for free! All you need to do is send an email to northcott@northcott.com.au

9.) Today is the inaugural world spinal cord injury (SCI) day, which coincides with national Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week. This campaign aims to raise awareness about what it means to live with SCI and to create a more inclusive and accessible community for everyone.

Download Evander’s Meditotz Adventure or Medikidz Explains Spinal Cord Injury now!


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