Our daughter Connie was born with a congenital heart defect in March 2019. At three weeks she had successful surgery to make a temporary repair and was able to come home from the Evelina Hospital, London. In August 2020 my wife and I decided to agree for planned surgery for her which was intended to extend her life until we could find a heart donor.
Unfortunately, Connie passed away due to complications after the surgery in November 2020. Whilst in hospital I watched how challenging it was to take a sick child and help them to sit up for play. After her passing I came up with an idea to improve sick children's play and posture by designing a cot based chair to enhance their quality of life post surgery. At this stage we have a completed design and are looking to test the product with Bristol Children's Hospital in 2022. The hope is to create enough chairs that would be used by the 36 children's hospital up and down the country. This isn't a business more a charitable adventure to improve their lives.
If you would like to help us please consider donating, all the proceeds will go into the medical product or pay for units for our so many amazing paediatric wards. Why not follow us on Twitter and or my personal Linkedin account below. Join us on the journey to make children's life in hospital so much better.
Russ on Five Live Radio - 31st Dec 2021
"I remember the struggles of post surgery and can see that your product could make a real qualitive difference." Parent of child's experiences in Hospital.
“Amazing to have something like this to use with children to have them upright and playing” Physio, Evelina Hospital, London
"Fantastic idea!!! There is a real need for an updated chair for babies on PICU/HDU and on wards across the hospital" Physio and OT Team, Bristol Children's Hospital