Soleil Moon Frye and Punky Brewster star talk career and battling meningitis

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) — Soleil Moon Frye is an actress, director, writer, and mother of four who many may know from the popular 1980s sitcom, Punky Brewster, who is currently starring in the Disney animated series reboot The proud family: stronger and prouder on Disney+.

In the wake of his recent Child90 documentary and reconnecting to her teenage years, Soleil is also raising her own teenagers, including her eldest daughter, Poet, who just turned 16. As she prepares for her next phase of growth, Poet reflects on her career aspirations and potential plans for college and independence.

May is a time when many families hold their breath as their teens make college decisions and prepare for their next big step. Like many of her fans, Soleil’s children are approaching the age of independence and her mission is to help prepare them for a healthy future.

That’s why Soleil is thrilled to be working with GSK as a spokesperson for the second year of its public health awareness campaign, “Ask2BSure”, aimed at educating parents of teens and young adults about vaccinations. against meningitis B.

Now that Poet is vaccinated, she’s on a mission to educate and empower other parents to start important conversations with their children’s health care providers about this vaccination that many teens may miss and which could protect them against a life-threatening illness.

Dr. Shakha Gillin is a pediatrician with a particular interest in preventive medicine, promoting healthy and active lifestyles for children. She was recognized by San Diego Magazine as “Top Doctor” from 2006 to 2021 and as “Best Pediatrician” by Ranch and Coast.

Dr. Gillin is a contributing author for the American Academy of Pediatrics HealthyChildren.org and CrossFit.com. She lives in Del Mar, Calif., with her husband Scott, a pediatric anesthesiologist at Rady Children’s Hospital, and their son Taj.

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