Hannah and I thought you’d enjoy knowing a bit more of the story behind Hannahtopia.
My daughter Hannah and I are – and always have been – all about color.
(Well at least for Hannah. As for me it seems I’m always wearing black?! Maybe it’s for a slimming factor? Too many late nights on seizure watch eating cookies and the occasional slice of pizza … right?! Can u relate?!)
I digress. Back to the story!
What I want to say is that as a team, Hannah and I are all about:
- focusing on happy, and
- celebrating every day!
A medically challenging life is what Hannah and I were given.
And when Hannah went in to respiratory failure in 2017, a very serious time for us, I decided to do something positive with that life. So my mind started working and the beginnings of Hannahtopia began to come together.
The reality of this medically challenging life is that we’re at the hospital. A lot. Through every hospital stay and every ER visit we have learned to always take the colorful comforts from our home with us.
Let me tell you – there have been plenty of these trips in the past twenty years! Which means we’ve gotten really good at knowing what to bring with us to the hospital! We’re experts at it by now!
Our core go-to group of supplies – our secrets to comfy hospital visits!
- Our fluffy oversized stuffed dogs. They work great as pillows, also to line the sides of the bed to help protect when a seizure happens and as extra support while resting after a seizure.
- We have to have long colorful socks. Cause those darn hospital gowns are always too short and the pants are ridiculously large. We opt for the gown look with long cool conversation starter socks!
- We round it out with a colorful pillowcase and a comfy blanket.
- We keep these items in a “go” backpack so I can grab them quickly if we need to head to the hospital.
Yep, we have learned what will help us get through difficult days.
These comforts help us so much! Along the way, we also picked up tips from friends about what helped them.
Sharing the Love
In 2017 when things were not good for us, and my mind was churning looking for how to find the positive, we realized what we wanted to do!
We wanted to create a place that would provide these same happy comforts to all of you and your friends that also live with medical challenges.
The idea of Hannahtopia was born!
Today Hannahtopia is a real business! Serving so many families living with a variety of different challenges! Providing the same products that Hannah and I, and our friends have grown to love for the color and happy and comfort they bring to our lives!
Why I named our company Hannahtopia?
Yes, you probably guessed it – my daughter’s name is Hannah – so of course her name had to be part of the company name since she is the Co-Founder!
But there is more to it!
What Hannahtopia means to us (me and Hannah and all our customers) is this:
Hannahtopia is Hannah’s imagined place where everything is perfect.
A place where Hannah and her friends can shop with their parents or receive items from friends and family that are gifts of necessity, full of color, comfort and functionality. It’s a unique boutique that Hannah and her friends can call their own.
Because we feel that these Warriors – these kiddos who face medical challenges and their families who support them – have earned their stripes and they deserve to be pampered and treated as such!
At Hannahtopia we help you take the medical look out of your daily lives. Through products that are colorful to always brighten your day. No more boring drab pillowcases and incontinence pads for any of us!
It’s like I said, we’re about all things color, and comfort, and function!