The idea for zipOnS® was born from personal experience. One of our daughters has Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy* and underwent hip surgery in the spring of 2014. During the lengthy recovery it was difficult to find clothing that would accommodate casts on both legs. A desperate attempt was made taking apart pajama bottoms and adding Velcro to the sides so that they could be taken on and off without going over the casts. A thorough search revealed that similar pants did not exist on the market. Through our collaboration (and a lot of help from our own moms), we came up with the current design that uses zippers to open completely on the sides.
Our goal is to offer a product that benefits those with disabilities, whether temporary or permanent, and provides freedom during a time when freedom feels so far away.
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Nikki and Joanne
*Read more at SteppingStonesforStella.org. Stepping Stones for Stella (SSFS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by Nikki Puzzo. Their mission is to provide children with disabilities the freedom to access the great outdoors through the use of Buggies. Buggies are sturdy, all-terrain wheel chairs that allow easy access to all types of outdoor environments including sand and snow. To date, SSFS has donated over 110 Buggies to children across the country.