Canadian author, allergy, and autism mom Michelle Nel began writing in hopes of providing a fun yet informative manner in which to share allergy awareness.
Michelle's son Nolan has eczema, asthma, multiple anaphylactic food allergies, environmental allergies as well autism.
Michelle is honoured her books are housed in the resource libraries of CHEO (Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario) , Toronto's Sick Kids Children's Hospital as well the Untunjambili Hospital in the Province of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.
Michelle is a proud sponsor of Toronto's Sick Kids 'Walk For Andrea' (an official Children's Hospital fundraiser for anaphylaxis research).
Michelle is a volunteer ambassador for CONNECT PROTECT. Connect Protect is a non-profit Autism/Alzheimer's (vulnerable persons program/registry) partnering MedicAlert Canada with Canadian first responders. For Connect Protect Michelle is a citizen advocate for the Ottawa Police Service, the Smiths Falls Police as well now proudly also of the Brockville and Gananoque Police Services.
Michelle is also a community advocate for MedicAlert Canada's non-profit program NO CHILD WITHOUT in which Canadian school aged children aged 4-14 are provided free MedicAlert ID with 24 hour emergency phone support.
Michelle is a sponsor of the 2019 TOP 10 CHALLENGE, a partnership with the CANADIAN ALLERGY, ASTHMA, AND IMMUNOLOGY FOUNDATION raising money for anaphylaxis research grants.
Michelle was a celebrity server with the Ottawa RedBlacks for Autism Ontario/Ottawa's winter 2018 fundraiser.
Michelle participated in the 2019 FREE FROM & ALLERGY FRIENDLY EXPO in Toronto. Michelle shared her books as well hosted story time reading her books in the KidsZone. The Free From & Allergy Friendly Expo is Canada's largest celebration of gluten free and allergen friendly 'free from' foods, drinks and lifestyle products with over 150 vendors, a celebrity chef kitchen as well hundreds of products as well seminars were available.
Michelle was invited to participate in the 2014 CHEO (Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario's) open doors event, human library. Michelle shared her books as well experiences as a parent navigating life with her son's multiple anaphylactic food allergies.
Michelle was a board trustee for the Augusta Township Public Library as well a volunteer for the Town Of Prescott's BR&E (A ministry Business Retention and Expansion Project).