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You enabled our dream holiday to become a reality!

You enabled our dream holiday to become a reality!
Monday, 24 July 2017

We needed to transport essential life sustaining medication for our 19 year old daughter who has severe juvenile arthritis. She is prescribed Abatacept by sub-cutaneous injection. This needed to be kept between 2-8 degrees C. We were very nervous of travelling with it as we'd planned the holiday of a lifetime , a road trip in the USA . As part of this we knew we'd be constantly on the move over a period of three weeks. We searched the internet for suitable products but many seemed too small for our needs or only suitable for specific medications.

Finally we found the 'Ice box company'. Tina was extremely helpful in guiding us through the process of choosing the right product which was hugely reassuring. The box comes with ice blocks included however we ordered additional blocks so that we could travel with the box without a break. This turned out to be the ideal solution to our needs. When we arrived in the USA we realized, upon using other people’s fridges in friends’ homes and in motels , that we trusted the temperature of the ice box much more than that of fridges which fluctuated temperatures whilst in use.

We travelled extensively through California visiting the Redwoods, Yosemite , San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego and the ice box never let us down it was our constant companion. at first it took some planning but after a while it came part of our routine. We even asked staff in diners if we could use their freezers, if one was not available in our accommodation, when we explained why they were always happy to oblige.

We travelled for 33 hours at one point without being able to change the blocks and as promised the box stayed within the range only warming up slowly. Amazing!!!

Be reassured this is an excellent product. The compartment that holds the medication is small once the blocks are in situ but there was enough space for at least six large injectable pens, out of the packaging. We could have fitted more in if necessary.

But the best thing was that we were able to travel to the Warner Brothers studios and they granted us tickets to see'The Big Bang Theory' which is my daughter's favourite show being filmed. She met her favourite star Mayim Bialik!

So thank you Cool Ice Box Company - you enabled our dream holiday to become a reality.

Maria Coelho