What Does Super Jonny Do When Mom Gets Sick?

How do you support a child with a sick relative?
How do you empower them (and their family) to help?
These questions and more are answered in this story.
This is NOT just a picture book, it's a resource for teachers and families.
Includes bonus material:
A question page for teachers and families to facilitate discussion on this difficult topic.
Also, a page for chronically ill parents. More

Available ebook formats: epub

About Simone Colwill

Simone is a radiographer and a mum. She had always wanted to write a story like Super Jonny to help her patient's kids. Then, one day, when she was in hospital herself, her son came to visit dressed in his superhero suit. "Everybody just loved seeing this little boy dashing into the ward." she explains. "I guess you could say, that Super Jonny was born that day."

https://web.facebook.com/ is a facebook page created by Simone Colwill where mothers with a chronic illness and those in their family and friendship circle can access reliable health and lifestyle information.

Each item or article is handpicked by Simone to increase understanding and empower her followers to live the best life possible under often challenging circumstances. She doesn’t shy away from opening conversation around ‘difficult’ topics either. Talking about pain, fatigue, stress and the impact of chronic illness on relationships and how to navigate the health system are all up for discussion. In choosing what she shares, Simone applies knowledge and insights she’s gained while working as a radiation therapist with patients with cancer and other life-changing conditions.

Very importantly, Simone also has lived experience. As a Mum who has lived with Crohn’s Disease for many years, she knows very well how a chronic illness can affect not only the person with it but also the family and family life. After years of learning and self-discovery, she has found ways for her and her family to cope.
“We live a good life despite my bouts of severe illness and periods in hospital. For me, it’s all about sharing what I’ve learnt - what we’ve learnt - so that others may learn and benefit”.

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