Jason Sotiris announced as Australia Day Ambassador for Camden Council

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Founder of Supertee, Jason Sotiris, has been announced as the 2023 Australia Day Ambassador for Camden Council in Sydney’s south west.

In a Facebook post, Camden Council said they selected Sotiris as this year’s Ambassador due to his inspirational work bringing a little joy to children in hospital with his free superhero garments.

“Jason Sotiris created a medical garment that inspires imagination. It is an updated version of the traditional hospital gown, especially designed for children,” the Camden Council Facebook post reads.

“We are excited to warmly welcome Jason to Camden.”

Mayor of Camden, Therese Fedeli, also said on Facebook that Jason was the perfect choice for Ambassador.

“To me, Australia Day is about celebrating what it means to be Australian and what we love most about our country and the people around us,” Mayor Fedeli said.

“Jason is a symbol of strength, innovation and kindness and is a true hero for ill children and their families.”

Sotiris launched Supertees in 2018, five years after his eldest daughter, Angela, started battling Langerhans cell histiocytosis.

The 41-year-old father-of-three felt “helpless” and “useless” at the time as he was unable to change his daughter’s clothes without a nurse due to the tubes attached to her body.

After witnessing the stress his daughter was enduring during clothing changes, he came up with the idea to create a medical garment that could be easily changed whether the patient was awake or asleep, making life easier for nurses, parents and patients.

Since the launch, over 8,000 Supertees have been delivered to patients and the organisation won the ‘Australian Good Design Award’ for social impact in 2019.

READ MORE: Brie Larson and Chris Hemsworth throw support behind Jason Sotiris’ charity.

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