This Morning’s Dr Chris Steel, MBE Supports the ‘Medikidz on the Road for NP-C’ Campaign
Delivering the ‘Medikidz Explain Niemann-Pick Type C’ comic book to every young patient in the UK, during Rarer Diseases Month
Medikidz, a specialist children’s publisher, has teamed up with the Niemann-Pick Disease Group (NPDG) to tour the country, raising awareness for the rare genetic condition, Niemann Pick Type C. The tour will deliver the ‘Medikidz Explains NP-C’ comic book across the UK, to patients, families, schools and communities affected by this rare genetic disease.
Dr. Chris Steele, MBE, This Morning’s Resident GP, said of the campaign:
“In all my time as a GP, I had never heard of any medical information available to help my young patients understand all of the different diseases they were diagnosed with. That’s why I was so excited to come across Medikidz, and all the wonderful support they provide for sick children and their families.
He adds: “It is inspirational to see such a passionate team of young doctors working to improve the plight of young patients all around the world. It’s fantastic that they cover rare genetic diseases such as NPC, as uncommon conditions are even more likely to be overlooked.”
Dr. Kim Chilman-Blair, Founder of Medikidz, said:
“The Niemann Pick Disease Group does amazing work, and that’s why we wanted to work with them to create the NP-C comic book. Our combined mission is to make sure that such a complex condition can be explained clearly to those patients who may be frightened or confused. We also aim to help families, friends and classmates know exactly what is happening to their friend or loved one.
Dr. Kim Chilman-Blair adds:
“Medikidz believes that every child has a right to medical information they can understand. Our entire ethos is about educating and empowering young people. This tour will have a positive impact by helping communities understand what this serious genetic disorder is, while raising money for this incredible charity.”
Dave Roberts, Chair of the Niemann-Pick Disease Group UK said:
“We are proud to be part of this very exciting campaign that will have such a positive impact on the families and communities affected by Niemann-Pick Disease, Type C. Medikidz have a unique way of raising awareness and communicating information about this disease and we are extremely grateful for their support.”