The little book about Buddy was devised and written by three students at the Veluws Walterbosch College in Apeldoorn and is intended for children who use NightWatch. This innovative detection system warns parents of a potentially dangerous night-time epileptic seizure.
NightWatch was developed by two Dutch hospitals which specialise in epilepsy: SEIN and Kempenhaeghe and is now used by thousands of families.
Worldwide, 65 million people have epilepsy, about 9 million of whom are children. Many of these children have frequent epileptic seizures. They often happen randomly, including during the night.
If a child has a severe seizure, it is important that someone is there to help, when needed. That is a major worry for parents or carers of children with epilepsy, because how do you keep an eye on a child all night long, without losing sleep yourself?
This little book and the Buddy cuddly toy are the results of a 'Research and Design' project by three final-year high school students at Veluws College Walterbosch in Apeldoorn, Netherlands. Laure Vissers, Douwe Kreeftenberg, and Nicci Sulkers investigated ways of making it more pleasant for children with epilepsy when they suddenly have to wear an armband at night.
They came up with a children's book that parents and children can read together before bedtime. Graphic designer Erik Thé has brought the story to life with his beautiful illustrations. Buddy, one of the main characters in the book, is also available as a real cuddly toy to reassure your child after reading the book that he or she is being watched over carefully while sleeping
All proceeds of Buddy the night owl purchase will be donated to your choice of the following charity organisations - Epilepsy WA, Epilepsy QLD, Epilepsy Action, Epilepsy Tas, Steve Waugh Foundation
Buddy the night Watchman is a cuddly toy product for sale with all proceeds being donated to selected Australian Epilepsy foundations.
Package includes: Children’s book + Cuddly toy
$55.00 inc GST