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'Team Super Tubie' written by local author, empowers children through adventure

Thursday, March 15, 2018   (0 Comments)
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Michaela Ramm

thegazette.com, 3/05/18

 

MOUNT VERNON — In this world, Camden Meyer is an active 7-year-old from Mount Vernon. But in another world, Camden is a crime fighting superhero that saves the day using in a children’s book called “The Adventures of Team Super Tubie.”

His mother Kristi Meyer penned “The Adventures of Team Super Tubie” to empower children like her son Camden, who grow up with feeding tubes due to chronic health conditions. The book, which was published about a year ago, aims to teach children to celebrate differences through the characters, who have feeding tubes that “are used as these heroes fight fires, battle dragons, and capture bank thieves,” according to the book’s website.

Kristi — a physical therapist and an assistant professor of kinesiology at Cornell College in Mount Vernon — began working on the book shortly after Camden had a feeding tube placed when he was a little over 2 years old.

She said the idea was sparked after she couldn’t find any kid-friendly material for Camden or his older brother Brogan — now aged 10 — on feeding tubes.

Click here to read more about the Meyer family.

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