August 29, 2006
Today my oldest son Ben is 30 years old. I am indeed honored to be his father. He makes me proud by the way he lives his life, and serves others in his daily work. (If you are curious, check out www.alpinemeadowshiking.com). I have learned more by working to fulfill the responsibilities (and privileges) of being a parent than by all of my other education combined. Most of all, being a parent has taught me how much the good things in life come from pouring myself into something challenging today that will hopefully reward me and others at some later time – often later than I might guess.
Without the attitudes and skills learned as a parent, we would probably not be equipped with the diligence and discipline necessary to bring a new product to market. Many times the AireRx adventure has felt like a challenging childbirth – and one that was a good bit past its due date. And I feel a similar pride about “our baby,” these awesome AireRx cushions with their vigorous little fans, and about our Team AireRx. With an organization this committed, work does feel a lot like family, and our products are almost like our children. Almost.
May your day be memorable for the best of reasons.
June 30, 2006
We all know the feeling… hoping almost desperately for some real help from a health care provider.
Remarkably, sometimes those hopes are well met. I remember fondly the genuine care, fine skill and kind spirit of a physical therapist who helped me recover from a painful lower back episode a few years ago.
People with the healing gift and attitude (and I am married to one) are such a special blessing to us all.
The recent visit to RESNA was exciting for all of us at AireRx Healthcare because our new products were so well received. But above that, the weekend inspired me because of the wonderful people I met there who live their lives so unselfishly as care providers to the wheeled mobility community.
It is a great privilege to know increasing numbers of these superb folks, and to help them in a small way do that they do for the people they serve – our customers.
Hats off to RESNA and to the therapists and practitioners who affiliate with them!
Thank you for the work you do.
Regards, Ballard Pritchett
June 18, 2006
Blog Entry – 6/18/06
Welcome to the AireRx Healthcare Weblog (Blog)!
You, our customers and colleagues, give us the reasons to do what we do here everyday. We think it might be beneficial, maybe even entertaining, for you to catch a very human glimpse of the inner workings of our team from time to time.
So we will be posting brief anecdotes, messages, and updates on this blog several times a week. If you have something you would like to post here, just send us an email and we will try to work it in.
This past week our marketing team began active sales calls to dealer stores that might be interested in providing you with Cool-Comfort Wheelchair Cushions. We were in Jacksonville, Florida. We met with a nearly uniform response when we showed them our cushions. They said things like. “This is an exceptional product. There is nothing like this out there.” Or, “This is an amazing value.”
So we returned to the shop in Nashville pretty pumped up. After more than a year of work, it is thrilling to be shipping products to people that we know are going to like them and benefit from them.
We are so confident that we have adopted a 30 day no-risk trial period policy. If you try the Cool-Comfort cushion and want to send it back for any reason, we will refund your money and pay the shipping.
But I can not promise “no questions asked.” We really want to know what you think, so if you choose to take us up on this no-risk offer, you should expect a very pleasant and interested person to treasure what you have to say.
Getting to know you is as important to us as helping you get to know us.
Regards, Ballard Pritchett
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