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Mom creates Perfect Lift to help son with Duchenne

Shared by JoanaSaraiva on 2019-09-15 13:31

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Dana Edwards’ son, Tanner Edwards, suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Duchenne is a progressive neuromuscular disorder that can cause loss of motor, pulmonary, and cardiac function as well as premature death.

Tanner is not able to stand or use his arms or legs, but Dana did not want this to become a limitation for her family. As he became heavier, it became more difficult to lift him. One of the main problems was that Tanner would get anxious when being lifted, as he is afraid of falling. This made it difficult for him to be social and go to events at friends’ houses, as there would be situations where lifting would be required.

So, Dana created the Perfect Lift, a device that facilitates lifting her son. It is water-resistant and washable, and can transport up to 136 Kg (300 pounds). With Perfect Lift, Tanner can easily be moved by any two or three people. He can also be transported to the bed, the tub or the pool in a safe way. It also has a commode cutout, which makes it convenient for both sexes to use the restroom.

The device has allowed her family to travel again. Soon, she noticed that other people would ask about her invention, as they saw the family using it on vacation.

That is when Dana decided to turn her idea into a business and sell her invention to other people. After getting funding on the website ‘Kickstarter’, the device can now be bought on the official website for $150.

Dana hopes her invention will help elderly people or people with disabilities improve their lives by facilitating their safe transport.

Adapted from: http://bit.ly/2mj8Spv

More info: https://perfectlift.org


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Dana Edwards, from New Jersey, U.S., created a device, Perfect Lift, to help lift her son who suffers from Duchenne.

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