Young author honoured with Green Frog Award - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views


Capalaba Rotary Club recently welcomed guest speaker Siobhan Wilson, author and founder of Our Pixie Friends, to share her story that inspired a business to assist children experiencing medical issues.

Twelve-year-old Siobhan was born three months premature with several ailments, including allergies, asthma and eczema. Siobhan had open heart surgery when she was just one- month-old, but as she told the audience, “I’m not sharing my story to look for sympathy, but rather I want others to feel okay and not be afraid of medical issues”.

“I want to share with you my business idea, which came to me when I was just six-years-old and on one of my many trips to the doctor.”

Siobhan has published a book Sneezy Pixie Visits Amy, about a pixie who visits a child to help her overcome her fear of having nasal spray. Ten per cent of the proceeds from book sales and various materials are donated to medical research.

She has three other books ready to publish, and thanks to a grant from the Redland City Council through the 2021-2022 Regional Arts Development Fund, Siobhan will publish Minsky the Meltdown Pixie this year.

Capalaba Rotary awarded Siobhan the perpetual Green Frog Trophy, a certificate and a grant as the recipient of its prestigious Green Frog Award for transforming lives through literacy.

Siobhan was also honoured with a Paul Harris Fellow, and US$1,000 was donated to The Rotary Foundation for Basic Education and Literacy.

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