Shannon and Brian Pridmore
Shannon (BA Psychology UNCC), a Certified Hyperbaric Technician and an experienced patient coordinator for HBOT clinics, trained extensively under the late Bob Sands and opened the first Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Clinic – Charlotte Metro Hyperbarics – in the greater Charlotte area in 2008. Brian, a retired firefighter with 26 years of service, holds an NC EMT certification (since 1986), a National CHT in Hyperbaric Medicine and a Safety Director Certification in Hyperbarics.
The Pridmores’ interest in Hyperbaric Medicine began from a need to assist their daughter Gracie (story on front page), born with severe neurological and developmental challenges.
They realize the importance of educating the public, doctors, nurses, parents, and caregivers about HBOT, as they know first-hand that it is a life-changing therapy.
Our mentor, Robert Lyne Sands (who liked to be called ‘Sandsie’), was part of the Hyperbaric Community for over 30 years. He was an innovator, a bio-medical designer, and a devoted clinician with a love for children.
We are fully committed to continuing Sandsie’s special brand of treatment that included lashings of love and humor.
Sandsie was an avid science writer and went to great lengths to make his knowledge of HBOT freely available in language that everyone can understand – www.hboinfo.com – and was a passionate advocate of affordable HBOT. A passion that we share and are making available through The Gracie Pridmore Foundation.”