Elena Costello, M.A. spent 10 years of her life as a medical interpreter. She is a part of IMPACT (Interpreters for the Medical Profession through Advanced Curriculum and Teaching), a program at that helps bilingual high school students certify as medical interpreters. She encountered Lung Girl comics and The Sid Foundation at Sol-Con, a comic convention in Columbus, Ohio. Today, she is using Lung Girl comics in her medical interpretation class because, as she stated in an interview, “it was medically related but not too medical and was fun.” Because Lung Girl comics discuss medical (lung related) issues without language that is too technical and incorporate these issues into a fun story, Elena Costello found it ideal for her high school students. They used it to learn how to talk about lung issues in a conversational way.
You can learn more about Elena Costello's work here.
Lung Girl comics were created by Ananya Vahal and illustrated by Loso F. Perez of Prime Vice Studios. You can learn more about them here.
All proceeds from the sale of Lung Girl comics help support lung transplant research and awareness.
Click here to purchase Lung Girl comics.
If you have been keeping up with what we were up to in 2017, then you know that we were able to reach some major goals. As always, we give credit for our ability to reach these goals to our generous donors and sponsors.
We want to thank all of our sponsors in this blog who have been with us thus far and have continued to support us through our mission of raising funds and awareness for lung transplant research.
Last year we gained two new sponsors! We would like to thank King of Pops and Trader Joe’s for donating delicious treats for us to give away and/or fundraise with during our events. We hope to continue working with you both during our events this year.
Happy New Year!
After everything we have accomplished in 2017, we are encouraged and excited about the possibilities of 2018 for The Sid Foundation.
In 2017, The Sid Foundation made some great strides in community service and fundraising and it’s all thanks to our dedicated donors and supporters!
We had an amazing time at the High Museum of Art on Sunday, November 12, 2017!
We held 3 back to back laughter yoga sessions (full videos on Facebook).
We also had a table where we promoted lung transplant awareness by talking to many interesting visitors, having them participate in our lung transplant trivia (we had 3 winners!) to learn important facts about lung transplants, and having them take part in our raffle were two visitors won free t-shirts (raffle draw video on Facebook)!
It was an educational and exciting day for all of us. Check out the videos and pictures below to see what happened!
For more videos and pictures of the event, check out our Facebook page. Also, make sure to follow us on social media to keep up with our events!
We are extremely grateful to our supporters, donors, sponsors, and community for making this wonderful event happen!
We had a great time hosting Family Free Day at the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) on Sunday, October 8th!
We had a laughter yoga session with so many participants and a busy comic book character design workshop.
We had King of Pops Popsicles and a two raffle prize winners who won a Lung Girl t-shirt.
We also had one Lung Transplant Trivia winner win a free Lung Girl comic!
Check out the pictures and videos:
Comic Book Character Design Workshop with Prime Vice Studios:
Thank you MODA for allowing us to host with you and for making us feel welcome!
And a big THANK YOU to our donors and supporters for making this event a reality!
We had an amazing time launching Lung Girl #2 at Sol-Con 2017 and Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC) 2017 in Columbus, Ohio during the last weekend of October!
We met some amazing artists, children, and educators, enjoyed giving workshops and taking on panels and had a great time introducing Lung Girl #2 to the world!
Check out these pics:
Lung Girl #2 coming this Fall!
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