Busy Breathers Backpack Inventor Michelle Staley is Today’s Honoree

MichelleStaleyWhen Michelle Staley’s son was born three months premature, his lungs were severely
underdeveloped. After he spent four months in the neonatal intensive care unit, she was so excited to finally get her little boy home. This happiness, however, was overshadowed by fear with her son requiring oxygen 24 hours a day for at least the next year, if not longer.

Along with this fear was the frustration of having to carry a purse, diaper bag, bottles, oxygen bag-along with the baby and equipment. She knew there had to be a better system to carry all of these items but could find nothing available. Because of the frustration, she put her degree in fashion design to work and decided to design her own oxygen bag so that she would only have to carry one organized system.

Her bag made life a lot easier, especially since they were on the go almost every day. Michelle knew her design would help mothers that have children on oxygen, as well
as others that have to be on oxygen, get back to their busy lifestyle with more ease and
efficiency. 500,000 babies are born prematurely each year, and many of those will go home requiring oxygen tanks and equipment. In addition, millions of Americans with other health issues have to find the solution to carrying the oxygen equipment with them that sustains life.

Busy Breathers was born in 2006 as a result of Michelle using her own experience to come
up with a solution that millions of oxygen-users are looking for every year: a convenient and attractive solution to carrying the oxygen that they depend on to stay alive. Busy Breathers products can be found in more than 70 Walgreen’s in Colorado, various online sites such as Walgreens.com, Drugstore.com and in the gift shops at Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center and Rocky Mountain Hospital in Denver.

Visit Michelle Staley for more information.

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