Nikki Puzzo and Joanne DiCamillo are the brains behind befree— an adaptive clothing brand designed for kids with disabilities. The Massachusetts moms were inspired by Puzzo’s daughter, Stella, who has spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy. Stella has undergone surgeries that made wearing traditional clothing impossible, and Puzzo decided to get creative to make custom clothing for her. Doctors and parents at the Boston Children's Hospital were impressed with Puzzo’s creations, and she decided to make a prototype so other children could benefit from the clothes. Befree was launched as a result, and now Puzzo and DiCamillo are hoping to make the brand mainstream. Their dream is to have adaptive clothing sold in stores alongside regular clothes so that kids with disabilities feel included and have as many fashion options as their peers.
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