Hi, my name is Sunny and I am the founder of Cushimal. Eleven years ago, something happened that changed my world. I became a mom.
Flash forward to today, I now have three children, two of whom spend six hours a day sitting at a desk, pushing through virtual learning and dreaming about the end of COVID-19 and a return to normal life. To say the least, this new reality has had a noticeable effect on my children's postures and has caused them more back and neck discomfort. My eldest already wears a hard back brace for 18 hours a day to tame a severe curvature of the spine caused by scoliosis. Since being diagnosed five years ago, sitting at a desk in a back brace for long periods of time is incredibly uncomfortable for him.
My children led me on a journey to find a comfortable and affordable lumbar support that would help their bodies adapt to a world that requires them to sit for many hours. Conversations with my child's orthotics specialist led me to understand the importance of good posture at a young age, and I learned that whether a child is sitting for one hour or six hours, good back support can pay dividends for the rest of their lives. Surprisingly, I could not find a kid-friendly lumbar support cushion and the ones on the market were bulky and designed for adults. This is why Cushimal was born!
The best part of this journey was seeing my children's faces light up when I gave them their first Cushimal and collected their honest feedback: this was the most comfortable lumbar support cushion they had ever used and they looked forward to being greeted at their desk by their cute lumbar support. It is a parent's heart to support your child in any way, especially during these uncertain times. We look forward to hearing about how Cushimals have helped the children you love!