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Medikidz: Australian-first MS comic book for children launches

2 June 2015

Global children’s healthcare education brand Medikidz - in collaboration with MS Australia and the Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists (ANZAN) – has launched an Australian-first educational comic designed to explain complex medical information about MS in a format that children will understand and engage with.

In Australia there are over 23,000 people living with MS and one in twenty people are touched by MS through a family member, colleague or friend living with the condition. This can be a frightening occurrence for all involved, particularly for children who may not understand what is happening to those around them.

Debra Cerasa, CEO of MS Australia, says the Medikidz comic books are a much-needed resource for people living with MS and their families.

“MS currently affects thousands of Australians and each day five more people are diagnosed. It’s a confronting disease that affects millions of people around the world. This comic book is a wonderful and much-needed resource for thousands of Australian families.”

“Being diagnosed with MS can be a scary time for everyone, particularly the children who often get scared and confused by the symptoms, which come and go. Symptoms such as difficulty walking, blurred vision, muscle weakness, fatigue and changes in memory can all be difficult to understand through the eyes of a child.”

They comic books are sponsored by Novartis, a healthcare company supporting members of the MS community. To get your copy please email info@msaustralia.org.au with your name and address. (Please note they are only available free of charge to people living within Australia.)