At the end of last month, an Aussie bloke named Craig, got in touch with phil&teds wanting to purchase a few strollers that he could then donate to the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. Samuel, Craig & Sally’s son had been diagnosed with cancer. After frequently having to visit the hospital for Sam’s ongoing treatments, one issue that they were continually faced with was the amount of staff & time it would take to transfer their child to different areas of the hospital. Hospital staff had to use big, clunky, old wheelchairs or the full hospital beds to transport unwell children. The family realised there had to be a better way.
Having seen the phil&teds inline stroller, Craig thought about how the stroller could be used in place of a wheelchair or a hospital bed. He discovered that the necessary oxygen, life support and other medical equipment could be placed in the double kit underneath the main seat of the stroller for easy transportation. This method would only require one oncology nurse instead of two plus a hospital orderly to push the bed – freeing up two staff members to carry on with their duties, able to assist other patients, making the process much more streamlined & efficient.
With a plan in mind, Craig used his initiative and took to social media. Within his community he managed to raise over $2000 which went towards the purchase of 4 x phil&teds inline strollers to be gifted to the Kookaburra childrens ward. The phil&teds buggies for good (BFG) programme also donated two strollers to help support the cause.
Melissa, a phil&teds head through & through made a special trip to the hospital for the presentation of Craig’s fundraising efforts and to also provide some valuable DOT training for the hospital staff. phil&teds is all about helping parents adapt&survive, and would like to thank everyone who made this possible. A very special thanks goes out to Craig, Sally & brave Samuel for using their courage, determination & dedication to help others – such an inspiration. We wish you all the best!
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