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Coming Soon… Foggy Frog And The Pain Gang Picture Book
Saturday 23 July 2016
All people deserve to have their story heard, and those of us with invisible illnesses (some of which aren't even recognised fully in the medical community) deserve to have ours heard too!
One of our members, Megan Schartner, has written and illustrated Foggy Frog and the Pain Gang, a children's book which tells the first part of that story without leaving people out because their illness isn't recognised or they don't have a name for it.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FoggyFrogBook/
This is part of a larger campaign to provide a resource for educators everywhere to raise awareness of invisible illnesses in any community and with any age group. See here for more details: http://liveken.com/foggy-frog-campaign/.
Introducing Foggy Frog and Friends
Let me tell you about these creatures that have come to visit me. These are the ones that are causing all the problems and won’t go away.
We’ll start with their leader, Foggy Frog.
Foggy Frog is the one that’s always on my shoulder. He’s weighing me down and makes it feel like I’m pushing through mud whenever I’m trying to do anything. Somehow, he’s also managed to get into my head and muddle everything up. Because of this I have trouble remembering things and can’t focus on anything for more than a few minutes at a time without zoning out.
His constant companions are the Gnawing Gnats.
These guys have completely taken over my body. They are constantly running around nibbling here and there, causing my whole body to ache. Occasionally they bite harder causing my muscle to twitch and shake.
Although Foggy Frog and his Gnawing Gnats have become permanent residents in my body, they are not the ones that cause me the most pain. That award goes to their friends who come to visit quite regularly; almost daily in fact…
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