The Brady Buggy made a world of difference when we were in CHOP back in June.
Dragging a steroid ridden toddler around the hospital while attached to an IV pole is no easy task, which is where the idea for the Brady Buggy came in the first place. after a few days of putting miles on Benjis Buggy I saw the value in having the IV pole attached to a wagon that can be pulled by the parent.We wished we had one during our BMT process. We wished that every oncology patient had access to one.
And then an idea was born.
I sold my Harley WLA project to raise funds for Brady Buggies for CHOPs Oncology wing . But that only raised enough funds for one. Yes they are expensive, but they are coming from a foundation, not a large company. I already have the funds in hand for one Buggy to be donated in Benjis name, but that isn't enough. I wanted to try to do more. We are attempting to raise money for a few of these things to be donated to CHOP with the hope that they will help other families on their journeys, whatever they might be.
In honor of Benjis Rebirthday (BMT+365!!!!) please help us give back to the hospital that has gotten him this far.
If you can spare 5 or 10 dollars towards a buggy we would appreciate it. The floor that Benji has been treated on is broken into 3 areas and ideally we would like to put a wagon in each area to help other kids smile as much as going for a wagon ride during the last hospital stay made Benji smile.
About the Brady Buggy
Hugs For Brady Foundation Brady Buggy Wagons
"During Brady’s countless visits to hospitals and specialists, Sherrie and Michael realized that the children in pediatric hospitals often traveled from one end of the hospital to the next dragging a heavy and scary chemotherapy pumping unit. It was very RARE for Brady not to be hooked up to his IV, even if he was not getting a transfusion or chemo. It is also difficult for children to be confined to a bed or sit still for long, grueling chemotherapy sessions.
Designed by the Hugs for Brady team, the Brady Buggy’s are used in pediatric care settings to provide children with a safe, familiar means of transportation within a hospital. After Brady passed and the Hugs for Brady Foundation was formed, Michael and Sherrie Wells developed the Brady Buggy. “It’s important because transportation equals freedom and happiness, especially when it is SAFE!” says Sherrie Wells. “The wagon we had used with Brady was a “traditional” wagon and we used surgical tape to connect the IV pole to the back axle of the wagon. IT WAS INCREDIBLY DANGEROUS but we felt it was our only option. We could not keep him “captive” in a hospital crib for 10 months; that would have been insanity for all of us!
The idea for the wagon was Michael’s. I found the wagon maker. And we worked together on themes, designs, logistics, blue prints and sketches to ensure quality, safety, and to make sure that any new parent could EASILY hook up the IV pole in a matter of seconds!”
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