The ingenious plan making the spirits of sick kids soar
A pair of Sydney tradies have devised an ingenious plan to fit out sick children in superhero outfits with a practical twist and tomorrow their inventions will be rolled out at Westmead Children’s Hospital.
The idea began when Jason Sotiris, one half of the duo, was forced to hospitalise his one-year-old daughter Angela who was suffering from a rare form of cancer.
Tragically, Jason’s little girl only has a 20% chance of survival.
With Angela receiving treatment in hospital, Jason noticed the struggle she was having with her hospital gown and how it was disrupting her IV drip and the monitors attached to her.
“I’m thinking to myself, there should be an easier way. I’ve got to do something. This cancer felt like it was a bully hiding in my daughter’s organs and veins,” Jason tells Ben Fordham.
That’s where the supertee born.
Jason Sotiris and his trusty partner Yusuf Muklis have made a special superhero hospital gown that’s MRI and X-ray friendly to give sick kids the boost they need.
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It’s been a long time coming but now the supertees are ready to be handed out in bulk.
Tomorrow the tradie pair will travel to Westmead Children’s Hospital in Sydney to distribute their invention to sick kids.
“It’s the start of big things. We’ve been planning this for a while, it’s nerve-racking,” Jason says.
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