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A book/doll set meant to empower, inspire, and educate kids living with food allergies.
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ABOUT THIS PROJECT

With the increased prevalence of food allergies (1 in 13 children), I was shocked to find there was not an educational tool that can provide comfort and help children develop a more solid understanding of food allergies in a fun and exciting way.  Now that my children are school age, I have noticed that teachers do not have a way to help educate their classes about food allergies, and that there were mistakes even the teachers were making with my son's emergency care. Mighty Jax was developed to help kids with food allergies become educated, inspired, and empowered, but as a special bonus, I believe that it will also impact society's awareness. 

ABOUT MIGHTY JAX

Jax, the main character in the story MIghty Jax and the Cookie Surprise, is a little boy with allergies to milk, peanuts, and eggs. The story begins when Jax is at the park sitting down for a snack with his friend and is offered a bite of his friend's cookie. Curiosity gets the best of Jax, and he takes a bite, leading to an allergic reaction.  When he starts to feel the onset of the allergic reaction (symptoms discussed in the book), he is empowered by his ability to take action and becomes Mighty Jax, an allergy superhero. In the story, children learn about the “Mighty Jax Safety Rules," which teaches the importance of safety when dealing with food allergies, such as always carrying around 2 emergency auto injectors, never sharing foods, and wearing a medical bracelet. By following these rules, Mighty Jax teaches that every child can be their own "Mightiest Me" superhero by protecting themselves. Mighty Jax removes the fear common with children living with food allergies and provides them with the tools to feel confident and brave. 

THE MIGHTY JAX BUNDLE

The Mighty Jax bundle comes with a copy of the Mighty Jax and the Cookie Surprise, the Mighty Jax doll, and his emergency pouch, which contains 2 auto injectors to stress the importance of carrying two at all times. Mighty Jax also wears his allergy medical bracelet. The box set is recommended for children ages 3 and up.  

OUR MISSION AND VISION

Mighty Jax can be used in the following settings: schools, hospitals, therapeutic settings, allergist offices, pediatrician offices and home during play time. Through role-playing and interactive play, Mighty Jax will ease the anxiety of using an auto injector as well as comfort children by reassuring them that they are not alone. 

I developed Mighty Jax with both a mission and a vision: to educate and empower all children and their families on the dangers of living with food allergies and to inspire children with food allergies to become their own superheroes: confident, brave, and fearless. As a bonus, I hope that Mighty Jax will educate the world on the dangers of food allergies so that  safe alternatives are provided in every environment for people with food allergies. 

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Currently, there is not a book and doll combo on the market geared towards children with food allergies. The funds received from Kickstarter will cover the costs to manufacture the first production of book and doll sets, which would include the book, the doll, and the accessory pack (2 plush auto injector pens). 

We have a cute prototype (as shown in the video and pics below) and a copy of the illustrated book. We hope that with the funds from Kickstarter, we will be able to manufacture the box sets and get them to families before the holidays. 

Our goal is to eventually create a girl version of the Mighty Jax doll and expand to a series of books that follows real life situations that children with food allergies deal with (birthday parties, holidays, Halloween, playdates, etc). 

While this project has taken a couple years to develop, I am so excited to share this with the world and begin Mighty Jax's mission of spreading awareness around food allergies and empowering those children living with them. I would love for you to join me in this special journey to make a difference and be part of the first ever superhero food allergy doll and book set. 

We sincerely appreciate all your support! 

Just a few pages in The Mighty Jax and The Cookie Surprise!

THE MIGHTY JAX BOX SET


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Risks and challenges

We are hoping to eliminate much of the risks and challenges, because we have a mock prototype of what the doll should look and feel like. When using another factory, we will need to receive another prototype to make sure that the doll is up to our standards. We plan on changing the emergency pack and boots to a more durable fabric. The emergency pack will be made slightly bigger to accommodate both auto injectors.

THANK YOU!!!

We would like to thank everyone for their support, and a special shout out to Kevin at Furla video and photography for helping to create this amazing video. Thank you Kevin!

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    heartfelt thank you email

    What a great way to show your support in building awareness for food allergy education. You will receive a heartfelt email for your kind "just because" donation.

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    author-signed book

    Get an author-signed copy of Mighty Jax and the Cookie Surprise- hot off the press! Give to any superhero you know or donate to your school to show support for children with food allergies.

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    Doll + signed book + optional message

    Not only will you receive the Mighty Jax doll and accessory pack, your superhero will also receive a signed copy of the Mighty Jax and the Cookie Surprise signed by me, the author, and Mighty Jax! Also, if you are getting this on behalf of a superhero child you know with food allergies, please indicate the allergies and Mighty Jax will personalize a message just for him/her!
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    everything above + t-shirt

    What a better way to show support than by wearing a Mighty Jax t-shirt! Your superhero will wear their t-shirt will confidence and pride!
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    above+ club wristband/certificate/letter

    Not only will your superhero get their very own Mighty Jax box set, but they will also be part of a very exclusive club.... The Mighty Jax Club! Your superhero will get an official Mighty Jax Club Member wristband to wear with pride knowing they are a superhero. In addition, they will receive a special membership certificate and letter welcoming them to the club.
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    above + Emergency Pack

    Wow! Your superhero will not only be a club member, but they will also get their very own official Mighty Jax emergency pack to put their auto injector pens inside! What a cool way to show that they are being their Mightiest Me!
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    above + SKYPE call with family

    Here is your chance to meet the family behind Mighty Jax! Your family will schedule a SKYPE call with our family! Meet me, the author,my supportive husband, and my two boys Max and Jack who are the reason behind all of this! You'll even get to meet our fur baby, Daisy!
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    Above+ Family name on dedication page

    To honor your contribution, your family name will be on the dedication page of the book. Thank you so much for your support!
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    above + plaque

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    above+your superhero's name in book

    For an amazing contribution, your superhero's name will be used as a character in the next Mighty Jax book. What a creative way to honor them!
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