Pre-Order Mia’s Story

In honour of our daughter Amelia (Mia) Idiens and in celebrating her 2nd birthday, my husband Daryl and I are excited to share the soft launch of our first book to help support the EB community.

We were inspired to create this children’s book The Story of Mia: A Butterfly Child in hopes of bridging a gap by sharing Amelia’s day to day life experiences. The printed book allows us to bring Mia and her day-to-day challenges with EB into several other communities.

More About EB

The EB community consists of family and friends affected by the skin blistering disease Epidermolysis Bullosa. Because of the challenging name of the skin disease, the Epidermolysis Bullosa community uses the simple acronym EB instead.

Children with EB are known as Butterfly Children. There are several different forms of EB and there is a vast spectrum of severity on the scale of EB. Some of the most severe forms are so debilitating that the skin itself can be as fragile and delicate as the wings of a butterfly. By comparison, Amelia has a mild form of EB.


mia-book-mockup-small-2Support This Cause with Our Book

By purchasing a copy of the book and donating any amount of your choosing, you are changing the lives of EB families across Canada.
All proceeds from the book sale and donations are going to the EB community, EB families and SickKids Hospital.

To supporting Mia Thrives please donate below:

“I believe that human variation, is normal.
I choose to live my life thriving, not just surviving and reimagining what disability means to all of us.”
– Melissa Vassallo Idiens