Approximately 1 in every 5 people around the world suffers from some form of chronic pain but most people haven’t even heard of the illnesses causing it. Foggy Frog and the Pain Gang was developed as Megan’s way of putting some distance between herself and her symptoms and for describing these symptoms to those that asked about them. When she couldn’t find any simple picture books about her illnesses, Megan decided it was time to share Foggy Frog and the Pain Gang’s story.
Foggy Frog and the Pain Gang have been used by multiple people suffering from chronic illnesses like Fibromyalgia and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) to describe their symptoms to their loved ones. Megan is now reaching out to the community to help bring her unique picture book, Foggy Frog and the Pain Gang, to the world.
On Sunday, 2 March 2014 at 2 pm CST (Adelaide), a Kickstarter campaign will be launched to raise the $7,500 necessary to publish and distribute Foggy Frog and the Pain Gang worldwide to those who need help explaining or understanding the symptoms faced by those with invisible illnesses. Once launched the campaign has only 27 days to raise the $7,500 or they will receive none of the money, so please help by visiting http://bit.ly/FoggyFrog after the launch to pledge your support and share the project through your social networks.
All people deserve to have their story heard, and those suffering invisible illnesses deserve to have theirs heard too. This picture book tells the first part of that story without leaving people out because their illness isn’t recognised or they don’t have a name for it.
Let’s get this book out there! Many communities would find this book very beneficial, and it would assist many people with gaining a better understanding of invisible illnesses. The more coverage and support we get here, the more we’ll be able to get this book out in the world in a way that works for many and not just a few.
Kickstarter campaigns operate under an “all-or-nothing” funding model so if the Foggy Frog and the Pain Gang Campaign doesn’t reach it’s goal at the end of 27 days then the book may never be published. To follow the campaign, be sure to find them on Twitter (@ChronicMeg) and Facebook and spread the word to your social media networks. Consider donating as little as $1 to help bring Foggy Frog and the Pain Gang to the world. If you decide to donate more, you might be among the first in the world to share in the story and may even receive a unique handmade ukulele.
Megan is in her late 20’s, and has recently been diagnosed with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Pain (possibly Fibromyalgia) and Pelvic Congestion Syndrome.
She’s currently trying to find a lifestyle that reduces the symptoms from these conditions and allows her to live a fulfilling life.
To find out more about her and to follow her visit My Chronic Life Journey.
Thank you for sharing our project and getting the message out there! We’re now at 16% funded, aiming for 30 – 50% funded by Sunday to have a 90% chance of being successful.
This is an awesome project!!! And much needed in the world.