meet the donut team

Joan

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Joan is Jackson's aunt. She drew the pictures and wrote this children's book based on Jackson's experience getting MRIs. She enlisted a graphic artist and designer to bring her sketches to life. She is a writer, artist and communications professional in Nashville, Tenn. For questions about the book, email her at donutthatroared@gmail.com.

Jackson

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This is Jackson, whose idea to help other children getting MRIs began our journey to creating the children's book, The Donut That Roared! After more than 2 dozen MRIs, he is a CHLA Junior Ambassador and a Make-A-Wish recipient. He goes to high school in Southern California. He still gets MRIs but they're not so scary anymore. 

Isaiah

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Isaiah is Jackson's brother. He has gotten good at keeping himself busy in waiting rooms during Jackson's MRIs. Isaiah is a talented performer, artist and lego builder, who loves animals and playing soccer.

Jean and Rupert

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These are the parents! Jean is a longtime development professional in Los Angeles. She is an expert bread-baker and lover of books. Rupert is a finance professional and real estate developer in LA and Georgia. He enjoys Clippers games, renovating properties and playing Words With Friends.