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.
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!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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