Cure SMA has been given 10 special tomato feeder seats by the Jadon’s Hope Foundation. The donation is meant to help the organization in its goal of not only finding a cure for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) but also improving the quality of life for patients with this severe condition. The adaptive, comfortable and functional seats have already been distributed to 10 families who were on a waiting list for the special seats.
Available in five different sizes serving children to adults, the special tomato feeder seat is impermeable to fluids, designed to be easily cleaned, peel and tear resistant, and is made with anti-microbial protection and without latex. The seat also includes a soft contoured and anti-thrust surface, built-in abductor, contoured head and lateral supports, adjustable 5-point positioning harness, and attachment straps for securing to a standard chair.
The Jadon’s Hope Foundation, which was created by Tony and Kristin Burks, has been a strong supporter of Cure SMA, the organization said in a press release. The Burks family founded the organization in honor of their son Jadon, an SMA type I patient, and over the past two years has donated 26 tomato seats and five telescopic ramps for the Cure SMA equipment pool, with all of the items going to families in need.
Cure SMA has a waiting list for feeder seats and other equipment needed by SMA patients and their families, like those who benefited from this donation. It also loans families necessary medical equipment free of charge from its equipment pool. Due to the support of donors like the Burks family and Jadon’s Hope, Cure SMA was able to loan about 300 pieces of equipment to families this last year.