Samuel’s mum Joceline recently contacted our Innovation Centre. As a member of a parent group on Facebook, she had seen how another child had benefited from our Oxy-gem. She knew that it would be perfect to help Samuel.
Three year-old Samuel has Down’s Syndrome and small airways disease. This means that he is on oxygen 24/7 and whilst he can walk, he could not carry the weight of his oxygen cylinder so his mobility was extremely restricted.
Joceline knew that the Oxy-gem could greatly improve Samuel’s independence and the Innovation Centre team were happy to help!
We sent Samuel one of our Oxy-gems in time for him to take it for a test drive around Blenheim Palace!
Joceline told us: ‘It was the first time he’d been able to participate on foot, rather than in his buggy. You can see the excitement on his face. The trolley went for a good 20 mins, on the path, on the grass, through the leaves….it was a life liberating day for him. He also uses it at school twice a week and it’s brilliant.
Thank you so much for your help with this. I cannot begin to tell you how valuable the Oxygem is to us. It has freed our son from the shackles of a buggy and helped him develop his independence and core strength and physical stamina.’