HUNTER start-up EzyAid is pushing forward with its prototype after winning the top grant in Beyond Bank Australia’s annual community entrepreneur program.

The EzyAid device was developed by Jess and Adam Geosits after their son Matthew was born with the rare condition Pierre Robin Sequence, with cleft palate, a recessed jaw, and recessed tongue, causing breathing and feeding issues. He was tube fed until the age of two and when his parents saw the discomfort caused to him by the process they developed EzyAid, which streamlines tubefeeding.

EzyAid won $30,000 from Beyond and can now finish its prototype and move to secure a patent in Australia, Europe and the US.

Ms Geosits thanked the bank and supporters she said had inspired the family.

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