LaunchHER says ::
As mothers, we have a special place in our heart for stories like Michelle’s. We are inspired by her story and how she used a challenging situation as inspiration to create a new and innovative product that will help hundreds of families in the future!
In HER words ::
Caring for a healthy baby can be overwhelming at times, but when you’re caring for a child born prematurely, it seems even the simplest task becomes a major undertaking. Consolidation and convenience become vitally important when trying to pack the normal necessities of infant care along with those necessary for special health conditions.
I know this first hand. Our son was born three months premature, his lungs were severely underdeveloped. After he spent four months in the neonatal intensive care unit, I was very excited to finally get my little boy home. This happiness however was overshadowed by fear about my baby being on oxygen 24 hours a day for the next two years.
Along with this fear was my frustration of having to carry a purse, diaper bag, bottles, oxygen bag-along with my baby and equipment. I knew there had to be a better system to carry all of these items but I could find nothing available. Because of this frustration, I decided to design my own oxygen backpack so I would only have to carry one organized system. I knew that this backpack would help mothers that have children on oxygen, as well as others that have to be on oxygen, get back to their busy lifestyle with more ease and efficiency. This was the beginning of Busy Breathers LLC.
Our BUSY BREATHERS Oxygen Backpack is the better system to carry all of your oxygen and medical items in one convenient and attractive bag. “500,000 babies are born prematurely each year, and many of those will go home requiring oxygen tanks and equipment.” The statistics of the National Lung association put over a million people on oxygen any given day in the United States. That means that theoretically, bags from Busy Breathers could be in millions of homes someday!
Huggies brand diapers recently recognized me for my innovative idea, as well as my tenacity to take it to market, with a $15,000 grant from its new Huggies® MomInspired™ Grant Program. I have also added 19 more health related products to my website and continue to work on innovating my bag designs and other products.
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