So began our journey to find a hyperbaric chamber that could actually give the results that researchers around the world were finding AND just as important, one that was affordable and we could use on a daily basis.
But yet again we were left with disappointment. No one in Australia supplied them and the ones offered in the USA I believed were not up to standard. Firstly, all these USA made chambers were not really manufactures but just small companies using parts such as compressors, oxygen concentrators etc from other companies. My thoughts were if these companies cannot make their own units and stand behind them, well they were not good enough for my son.
Frustrated, I turned to a company I found online and paid $7,000 for what I was lead to believe would deliver both the pressures and oxygen levels we needed. But it failed miserably. With no other option available the only thing left for me to do was to design my own.
After a long and hard two years of research and development in the spare bedroom of our home I finally had a portable hyperbaric chamber I knew was going to do the job needed to get the results we wanted.
When the time came for Elijah to take that first ‘Dive’ my wife joined him inside to help calm and soothe him. But there was no need, he loved it. Equipped with his iPad and other activities we had put in there to amuse him, not once did he refuse or show any signs of distress.
We sent him down four meters below sea level that day and saturated his little body with 97% of life-giving oxygen, delivered in a very special and industry leading way.
The results we saw were gradual and subtle. Initially he was sleeping better and his behaviour improved. He seemed to be more peaceful and his muscles didn’t ache or hurt as before. Slowly and incredibly he began to mend and heal. Elijah improved in every aspect and like some miracle he began walking and talking almost like any other little boy his age. All the things they said he would never do again, he started to do one by one.
And if you are wondering, YES he also has his eye sight back! Yes, that’s right, he is seeing! If you ever get to meet him, you would think that he is a normal little cheeky boy.
After seeing the amazing results with our son, there was only one thing left for me to do…quit my job…which I did. And so it was that the Eclipse Elite Hyperbaric Chamber was born. In the same year I took the very chamber that I had designed for little Elijah, named it the Eclipse Elite and began full scale production, manufacturing 30,000 units a year. It is now the biggest selling Portable Hyperbaric Chamber in today’s market and is sold worldwide.
Throughout this whole amazing journey, I have always felt there would come a time when I would help others help themselves and their loved ones.
Director – Hyperbaric Chambers Australia