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Explaining MS to children

Being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) can be a difficult and confusing time, and complex medical information can cause further stress and anxiety for those affected. This is particularly true for children, who are often confused or scared by the symptoms they see in their parents, such as difficulty walking, blurred vision, muscle weakness, fatigue and changes in memory.

The brand new "Understanding Multiple Sclerosis" comic is based on the real-life experiences of Morgan and her mum Diana who has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The five Medikidz characters take Morgan on an adventure through the human body to learn all about the condition.

Reviewed by a comprehensive panel of health professionals, the comic was sponsored by Roche, and developed by Jumo Health in collaboration with MS Australia.

It is available free for patients and healthcare professionals.

 

How to access “Medikidz Explain MS” digital app:

You can read the comic online here: http://bit.ly/2r1Vho8

To request a hard copy book please email info@msaustralia.org.au with your name and address. (Available free of charge to people living within Australia.)

 

We would recommend the following resources for explaining MS to young people:

 

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About Jumo Health:

Founded by a doctor who wanted to alleviate the fear and uncertainty of children that often accompanies a clinical diagnosis, Jumo creates comic books, videos, podcasts, and apps that help children and their family better understand and manage their health and wellness. To learn more, visit www.JumoHealth.com.