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, since infancy has had eczema, asthma, multiple anaphylactic food allergies as well multiple environmental allergies.
Michelle is honoured her books are housed in the resource library at CHEO (Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario) as well in the resource library at Toronto Sick Kids Children's Hospital. Michelle has participated in the CHEO open doors event sharing her experiences as a parent navigating allergies.
Michelle is a proud sponsor of Toronto's Sick Kids 'Walk For Andrea' (an official Children's Hospital fundraiser for anaphylaxis research).
Spokin Inc. listed Michelle's book 'See You Later Allergygator' in their 2018 top 24 must have allergy products list.
GAAAI Gazette (Australia's Global Anaphylaxis Awareness and Inclusivity) founder Dr. Pooja Newman shared Michelle's books in her May 2018 Allergy Awareness Month newsletter.
Michelle is a citizen advocate for the Ottawa Police Service and Medic Alert Canada for their Alzheimer's/Autism program CONNECT PROTECT. Connect Protect partners first responders with MedicAlert as well is inclusive of an autism registry.
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 was a celebrity server with the Ottawa RedBlacks for Autism Ontario/Ottawa's winter 2018 fundraiser.
Michelle proudly was asked by MedicAlert Canada to represent them along side the Ottawa Police Service at the 2018 Autism Speaks walk/Ottawa.
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).