As a pediatrician, my life revolves around trying to help kids. (Well, it revolves around trying to help kids AND their parents!)
When I know I’ve been able to help a child or their parent to get through a difficult time, to feel better, or to understand their health and themselves better…well, it’s one of the main reasons I became a pediatrician. It just feels good knowing that you’ve helped, knowing that you’ve been able to give them something that helps.
Sometimes that “something” involves medication or a procedure, but more often it involves information. Helping families understand what is going on is one of the most important – and effective – tools in my entire arsenal.
Providing understanding, helping kids and parents know what is going on, giving them some idea of what they might expect, and helping them see how they can make things better is also the foundation upon which Health Nuts Media was started.
Our CEO and co-founder, Tim Jones, was working with a very successful animation company in Los Angeles. He was head of an entire shop full of top flight animators when they became involved in a project to help teenagers who had been diagnosed with cancer. The tremendous response he received from those teens for the animation work they did, dealing with one of the most serious medical issues, was the “light bulb moment” for him. He knew that the power of animation had the capacity to reach people and to discuss sensitive issues in ways that live action video or even real life discussions never could. The “nut” for Health Nuts Media was planted.
That nut has taken root and it’s starting to look like it’s going to become one heck of a mighty oak – a Health Nuts oak, if you will. The response to our animation, games, and apps has continued to amaze even those of us who already believe.
Knowing that people like our content is wonderful, but this week we got another special reassurance that what we’re doing is helping. We received a very nice email from an after-school teacher in Colorado who said her students had brought Health Nuts Media to her attention. They said they had found it very helpful for an anatomy project they were working on. She went on to say that, “As a thank you, one of my students, Danielle, suggested another resource” that she thought we might like to share with others.
Well, Danielle, we certainly appreciate the thank you and the resource! We’re more than happy to add it to our list of resources for others. In fact, it’s there now under “Neurology” as the Kids Guide To How The Brain Works from NursingSchool.org. We hope others will benefit from your giving back just as we have.
It’s just great giving help to kids…and it’s extra nice giving to kids who give back!
Our sincere appreciation to Danielle and her teacher, Sarah!!!
Posted – June 12, 2012