Hospital stays can be stressful and overwhelming for a child of any age. Many children fear the hospital environment and find it difficult to cope with their illness alone. To help alleviate patient anxiety, we center our children’s storybooks around characters that pediatric patients can relate to as a means of instilling hope, comfort, and solidarity in our readers.
Through narrative mirroring, our books aim to normalize patient adversity, advocate for disability representation, and combat stigma towards pediatric conditions in the broader community.
We believe that every patient should have unhindered access to our therapeutic stories; hence we raise funds to cover the production and distribution of our books so we can donate copies to pediatric patients at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and others nationwide.