”My Mate Jed” Book


Join us in the heartwarming tale of ‘My Mate Jed,’ a touching children’s story that introduces young readers to the concept of stroke with empathy and understanding. This book, written by Crystal Leonardi and Nicola Baker, gently navigates the sensitive topic, providing a clear and accessible explanation for children.

Meet Jed, who, despite having experienced a stroke as a baby, is still just like any other kid. Through captivating storytelling, children will learn about the signs of stroke and how it can affect someone’s body and behaviour. From facial drooping to difficulty talking, the story addresses these changes with compassion and reassurance.

Accompanied by vibrant illustrations, ‘My Mate Jed’ takes readers on Jed’s journey from the initial signs to the hospital tests and exercises needed for recovery. The book emphasises the importance of understanding, kindness, and support when someone has had a stroke, fostering a sense of empathy in young minds.

About the Authors

Nicola Baker found her purpose to establish Moyamoya Australia after she realised that there was a distinct lack of support and resourcing for those with Moyamoya Disease.  The Not for Profit was born in September 2019 and has continually reached its goals by providing emotional and financial support for other families around Australia, by raising awareness of this disease, and by investing into research, training and support for this disease and for childhood stroke.


Crystal Leonardi is not just an author and publisher, but a tenacious mother and advocate for critically ill children. As the resilient mum of a brain cancer warrior, her experiences fuel her passion for empowering others to share their stories.

Her son, Sebastian, continues to be her motivation. The challenges faced by Sebastian inspire her mission to assist families confronting a life-threatening illness and disability. Crystal intimately understands that one diagnosis often triggers others, leaving families scrambling for resources.

Crystal invites you to join her on a journey of resilience, hope and empowerment as she endeavours to make a difference in the lives of families facing health challenges.


All funds raised from sale of our Merchandise goes back into supporting Moyamoya Australia in our efforts to raise awareness and support Moyamoya warriors and their families. Thank you for your support.

Great Blue Pigeon Race

$20 a ticket
35 pigeons racing
$200 CASH prize if your bird comes in first

These homing pigeons love to fly, and for the race will be flying from Innisfail to their home in Cairns.

We have unlimited tickets as we will run multiple ‘cards’ of the pigeons for the race. Please let all of your friends know about the event!

Race Day – Saturday 3rd August. Tune in to our Facebook page for a livestream of the finish line at the race.

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