After four months of shipping mattresses, Posh+Lavish is getting a chance to live out its dream. The company has funded its first life saving surgery for a child in Uganda with hydrocephalus. The surgery will be done by CURE Children's Hospital of Uganda (CURE Uganda) in Mbale. Sometimes referred to as "water on the brain,” hydrocephalus is an abnormal medical condition that develops when the normal flow and absorption of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the brain is hindered or blocked resulting in excessive accumulation of fluid in the ventricles of the brain, causing the head to swell. Left untreated, in addition to pain and suffering, hydrocephalus leads to significant brain damage, severe developmental delay, blindness, and ultimately death.
“In the planning stages of our company, we asked ourselves what we were passionate about and why we wanted to grow. Once we got past the obvious of crafting the finest mattresses we knew how to build, and helping people sleep better, we asked ourselves what would wake us up in the morning and be so excited to go to work that we would give it everything that was in us and the answer was saving a life, not philosophically, but literally” stated Kurt Ling, principal. “CURE International became the means to help us to do that and we have been energized ever since. We can not believe we get the opportunity to save a child’s life and change his world on the other side of the globe by doing what we do everyday for a living. It is an amazing honor and privilege. The first of anything is exciting and we can’t wait to track alongside this surgery and follow up with this child and their family in months to come. All along, knowing this is the first of many surgeries to come. This is our heartbeat.”
About Post+Lavish: Posh+Lavish is passionately committed to not only building mattresses by hand in California that are exceptional for consumers and mattress retailers, but for the good of the world. The company is donating 25% of their profits to CURE International which provides children around the world with life changing surgeries for conditions including club feet, bowed legs, cleft lip, and hydrocephalus.
About CURE International: CURE International is committed to saving lives by eliminating untreated hydrocephalus and its preventable causes through training, treatment, and research. Since 2000, over 14,000 lives have been saved, 24 surgeons from many different countries have been trained, and ground-breaking research has been shared through publications in peer-reviewed journals.