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A local start-up company was just awarded 220 thousand dollars to help company leaders take the product to market on a national level.

JettStream makes a special device that allows asthma patients to get rid of a tough to use nebulizer mask.

Co-founder Matt Smith of Bend says the idea was born out of a huge need...

 

"What's the problem?- so the problem is treating children who have asthma - children wearing a mask- children don't like to put anything on their face...require nebulizer treatments..."

 

The award from the Southern Oregon Angel Investors Conference is a big boost- but they still need about 250 thousand dollars to properly launch the product. Smith says the invention could also help reduce a large number of emergency room visits from asthma patients who find it difficult to manage their asthma. 

 

Company co-founder Sarah Cota has a son, Jett,  with asthma.  She says before she started using the "Jett Pak" type invention it was tough to manager her son's asthma, especially when he was 2 or 3.  She says one year she went to the Emergency Room 18 times.  Smith says this could help cut down on what people in the industry refer to as "frequent flyers", that's people who visit the emergency room on a very regular basis.

  

Help Puerto Rico

Most organizations are asking for cash, rather than supplies, so they can route help to where it’s needed most more quickly. Here are some of the largest groups with campaigns underway:

 

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  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.