For Oxy-Breather inventor, Sydney Warren, it all started at home. She witnessed firsthand how her mother – a once elegant and active women – become depressed and reclusive within a very short time of being placed on 24 hour oxygen therapy due to COPD. Sydney recalls with much sadness how her mother confined herself to her home to avoid embarrassment – she didn’t even want to move from her chair because she didn’t want to deal with the painful rubbing of the plastic tubing on her ears and face which had created sores and scars on her ears and cheeks. “She called the nasal cannula her chains,” recalls Sydney, “her plastic chains.”
Sydney tried all sorts of solutions to help her mom deal with the discomfort and embarrassment of the standard cannula. Pads for her ears and cushions for her cheeks – none of it really helped much or worked that great.
A proven innovator and successful inventor with over 23 patents and 44 patents pending, Sydney knew she had to do something to solve these problems. Today she is called the Oxygen Queen for her prolific contributions to the field. From Oxygen for dogs to Oxygen piped in through ski goggles for high altitude sports, you can get a good idea from the images below the extent to which Sydney has contributed to the fields of Oxygen Supplementation and Therapy.
The current Oxy-Breather nasal cannula is the result of years of design, testing and refinement. Though her mom did not live to try Sydney’s Oxy-Breather, Sydney says she hears her words in her customer’s praises and that makes it all worth the years of hard work.