Navigation Links
Photos: America's Chronically Ill Children Have New Hope with 'Hot' Gift
Date:9/25/2007

WALLINGFORD, Conn., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- ThermoSpas, the country's largest hot tub retailer, announced that it is in search of 12 chronically ill children to give specially-designed therapeutic hot tubs to in 2008. Through its expanded Seasons of Giving program, the company will donate 12 ThermoSpas hot tubs -- one a month -- to sick children who will benefit from warm water therapy. ThermoSpas encourages parents, teachers and friends of eligible children to apply for these kids today at http://www.thermospas.com.

To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/thermospa/29763/

ThermoSpas launched its hot tub donation program, Seasons of Giving, in 2002. To date, 16 recipients -- with illnesses ranging from Cerebral Palsy and Muscular Dystrophy to Fibromyalgia and Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis -- have benefited from donated ThermoSpas. Each of these children's parents reports that daily soaking in the hot tub has significantly improved their child's quality of life.

"Our motto has always been 'We Turn Water Into Therapy' and our Seasons of Giving hot tub donation program really makes this saying a reality," states Andrew Tournas, President of ThermoSpas. "When I hear about a child who could never move on his own, but now can walk because he received a ThermoSpa, I only wish we could help more kids. I am thrilled that we are able to triple our amount of donations in 2008."

Each of the 2008 Seasons of Giving recipients will receive a ThermoSpas Triton Elite hot tub (retail value $12,890) which has 46 jets for therapeutic massage and many ergonomic safety features recognized by the Arthritis Foundation with the "Ease of Use" Commendation. Not only will the ThermoSpas Triton Elite provide these children with a chance to move and play more freely on their own, but it will also offer proven therapy:

-- Muscle relaxation, which can reduce muscle spasms

-- Decreased gravity, which increases breath control

-- Improved trunk control, balance and coordination

-- Increased mobility and range of motion

-- Increased strength and endurance

-- Improved length and quality of sleep

According to one parent -- Tom Quigg, whose son Sean has Muscular Dystrophy and received a ThermoSpa in 2003 -- the benefits of the donation were more than physical: "The hot tub has helped Sean in every way, shape and form. The warm water makes it easier for him to do his stretches and relieves the pain in his joints. Most of all, the ThermoSpa provides him with the freedom to move, swim and play. The freedom is the greatest gift to a child in a wheelchair."

To apply, please visit http://www.thermospas.com. The deadline is February 29, 2008.

ThermoSpas

ThermoSpas, Inc. is a privately owned manufacturer and retailer of hot tubs, swim spas and outdoor living products. Based in Wallingford, CT, the company is the largest hot tub retailer in the U.S. and also sells in sections of Europe and the Middle East. The company was recently recognized with the Consumers Digest Best Buy award for the Park Ave 5 Person Hot Tub.


'/>"/>
SOURCE ThermoSpas, Inc.
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Americas Preparations For Flu Outbreak Still Incomplete
2. Americas Best Hospital Reduced Heart Attack Rates
3. Qigong Help Chronically Ill People to Cope With Anxiety and Discrimination
4. Chronically Ill Prisoners Face Great Healthcare Problems
5. Significant Rise in Proportion of Chronically Ill Children Dying in Intensive Care
6. Poor and Chronically Ill in Korea Pay More for Healthcare
7. Employer Leave Helps the Parents of Chronically Ill Kids
8. Antibiotics Dangerous for Diarrhoea in Children Caused by E.Coli
9. Inhaled Steroids Safe & Effective for Children with Asthma
10. General Anesthesia Safe For Children On Ketogenic Diet Suffering From Epilepsy
11. Starvation in pregnant women can cause heart disease to their children
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... The American public tends to ... may be safer than regular municipal or well water. The recent experience with lead ... Kleyne, could go a long way toward increasing public acceptance of recycled waste water ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... At its annual meeting held last week, ... of the National Board of Directors. Mr. McDermott succeeds former APDA Chairman, Fred Greene. ... Leslie A. Chambers , APDA President and CEO. “Pat has tirelessly served APDA since ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... 05, 2016 , ... In sleep, when the defenses of the day are ... of patients with eating disorders is significant self-criticism, and consequently these patients experience this ... regarded as maladaptive means for coping with this unease, but also leads to a ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... KICVentures ( http://www.kicventures.com ) ... event in New York City on Thursday, January 21, 2016. Kingsley R. ... (both alumnus of the varsity Columbia soccer program) spoke at the event, offering ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... ... February 04, 2016 , ... According to a recent ... see their dentist once every six months for a cleaning and checkup, depending on ... Dr. Farzad Feiz, head dentist at Calabasas Dental Group and California Dental Care, notes ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/5/2016)... 2016 --> ... "Fetal (Labor & Delivery) and Neonatal Care Equipment Market ... Oximeter, Phototherapy/Jaundice Management Devices, CPAP, Capnograph, & Resuscitator) - ... studies the global market over the forecast period of ... 6.28 Billion in 2015 and is poised to grow ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... , Feb. 4, 2016 For hospitals ... or those already participating in the program, the Health ... referred to as the , Mega-Guidance , could have ... guidance is published in September 2016. Essential ... and Service Marketing , summarizes the Mega-Guidance,s key proposed ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... CITY, Calif. , Feb. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... "Company") today announced it has entered into a ... Exchange Commission (SEC) fully resolving the SEC,s investigation ... Act (FCPA).  Under the terms of the settlement ... of $12.8 million, including disgorgement, pre-judgment interest and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: