Hello, thank you for taking the time to read our story!
My youngest daughter Elke was born preterm, but after a tense start she did grow to become a big baby. However, we started noticing that her development didn’t go as was expected, and after a string of visits to the doctors and many examinations, she was ultimately diagnosed with Phelan-McDermid 22q13 deletion syndrome. She misses a certain piece of chromosome which causes her development to be delayed: speech is absent, taking steps is difficult, she needs to wear a diaper, etc. This means that a lot of everyday things, like finding diapers, suitable clothing or the right bed, are a huge challenge. And those were exactly the things that planted the seed for Gozz.
For me, Sebastiaan, my motive is my sister Liesbeth. I remember the stress and frustration, of both Liesbeth and my mother, when a long afternoon spent in cramped fitting rooms in busy shops once again did not result in coming home with nice clothes. The things she liked often weren’t suitable model-wise or weren’t very user-friendly, which very much limited her options… Since then, almost 20 years have passed and Liesbeth has grown into a fantastic young woman who supports our initiative for a full 100 percent!
When we met, we both realised that not much had changed in this area over the years: the search for functional clothes, that were also colourful and fashionable, was an ongoing struggle. This was the point at which we decided to roll up our sleeves and start Gozz4kids. If you want to know to which ideas Elke and Liesbeth inspired us, please take a look at our collection. We hope you are as enthusiastic about it as we are!
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Warm regards, Cindy and Sebastiaan