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Mighty Mike Bounces Back09/16/2011
Mighty Mike Simmel, whom you might recognize from the Harlem Wizards basketball team, epilepsyUSA's article titled Unlikely Superhero, from his work with Kids Speak Up, or from his work with the New Jersey affiliate, is out working for epilepsy awareness yet again!!
Mike has co-written an empowering story to help kids learn to live comfortably with their epilepsy and to take control of their life. The book titled Mighty Mike Bounces Back is based off of Mike's own life. Simmel describes the book as "my story mixed with a bit of fun!"
The main character, also named Mike, uses his love and talent for basketball to overcome his worries and be courageous in the face of obstacles, including his epilepsy. Simmel describes the book as a children's story with an element of self-help. The book is geared for children ages 8-13 and hopes to show them they can accomplish anytime despite whatever challenges they face.
"Mighty Mike Bounces Back is both informational and entertaining. It explains simply, yet realistically, the perspective of a person growing up with epilepsy. 'Mighty Mike' shows young people better ways to think about inevitable challenges and how to confront difficult situations." --Eric M. Joice, Executive Director, Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey
Not only is this book interesting, fun, and motivation-- it is educational, too. Mike included a guide for dealing with epilepsy, information on the types of epilepsy, and information on what to do if someone has a seizure.
Mighty Mike Bounces Back is available for purchase from Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
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