Nicole Zeitzer Johnson is on a mission to find a
cure for the rare disease her daughter Josie was
born with, called FOXG1 syndrome. She co-founded
the FOXG1 Research Foundation, which is dedicated
to improving the lives of every child in the world
with FOXG1 syndrome and related disorders.
Nicole created the Joyfully Josie series of
children’s books and a digital platform to help
all children understand disabilities. Before
becoming a champion for rare diseases, Nicole
worked as a television producer and was also an
entrepreneur in the music business.
Nicole lives in New York with her husband, Richard,
and Josie’s big brother, Tanner.
David Concepcion is an animator, character designer, and children's book illustrator.
He has been a professional for over 25 years working as an animator on many animated motion pictures such as, An American Tail, Land Before Time, and The Jetsons Movie. He's worked on several television series including, The Animated Adventures of Mighty Mouse, Doug, and Dora the Explorer.
He's also worked on several children's picture eBooks for a nonprofit literary company, Chapter One.
David and Nicole share the experience of being caretakers
for loved ones with disabilities. They created Joyfully Josie together with a profound commitment to foster inclusivity and understanding.