I can hardly believe it is already the 6th day of April. WOW this year is just chugging along. Anyway, I am excited to bring you, yet another Working Together Wednesday. The folks behind an amazing product for children with special needs, Special Wundies, are here today to tell a bit of their story and share the product with us. Take it away guys.
- Give us a quick intro of you and your family.
- What is your business/blog.
My wife Carrie and I are the proud parents of our ten year boy Sam. Unfortunately Sam suffered a stroke in utero leaving him severely disabled. He does not walk, talk or swallow. All things that most people take for granted. Given that Sam does not swallow, he is fed via g-tube. To help protect his g-tube, we keep Sam in onesies. As he grew, my wife and I knew we had to find larger onesies that could not only keep his G-Tube from coming out or having him pull it out, but could also withstand his heavy therapeutic regimen and around the clock nursing care.
Finding the right onesie has never been easy. The onesies we found that fit his growing body were either too expensive, fell apart after only a few wears or were always out of stock when we needed to re-order. Our frustration reached a point where we decided that if we wanted the right onesie for Sam we would have to manufacture it ourselves. So the journey began and after two years of product development and field-testing came Special Wundies. Now your child can enjoy the same soft, comfortable and durable onesie Sam has grown to love.
3. What is your best piece of advice?
For many years I was told “G-d only gives you what you can handle”. I really don’t believe that because G-d then must think most people can’t handle much. However, I do believe that to raise a child with special needs takes a certain personality that is unrelenting in the face of “No”. “No, your son will never walk”, “No, your son won’t live until 10”, “No, your son will not smile”. Here we are ten years later and Sam has started to walk and smiles all day. It was not easy but we got here. The No’s have turned to Yes’s. Parents just have to keep pushing and creating opportunities.
- Where can we find you? (like an email, or your social media networks)
Thanks guys!!! Your products are truly amazing and they are needed by many. Thanks for sharing your story with us, and introducing us to this amazing product.