Created by and for the chronic illness and disability community
Port of Hope is the online store for Chronic Hope, a non-profit organisation run by chronically ill people, for the chronic illness community. Our goal is to create products that help make life more accessible, joyful, and hopeful for chronically ill and disabled people. All proceeds from the sale of our products fund initiatives, resources, and programs through Chronic Hope.
Why did we create the Hope Bottle?
Our founder, Jami Emerson, lived with chronic pain and chronic fatigue for four years and one of the constant problems she faced was how to take her supplements and medications while she was out of the house. For the longest time, she used plastic bags, put her meds in her pocket, or in a pouch in her bag.
She soon realised she wasn't the only person facing this issue and set about creating a product that could provide a solution - and so the Hope Bottle was born!
Jami Emerson - Founder
Jami founded Chronic Hope and Port of Hope in 2019. After recovering from a three-year battle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Jami wanted to do something to help others living with similar illnesses, and Chronic Hope was born.
Jamie Wilson - CEO
Jamie is a proud Autistic woman who was diagnosed with Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia syndrome in her late 20s after a long diagnostic journey. Jamie came on board as CEO of Chronic Hope and Port of Hope in 2023.
Janan Thomas - Director
Janan is a legally trained commercial manager, who currently heads up the AUSPAC Claims Procurement team at QBE. Janan is a big believer in the importance of personal wellbeing and sees the work Chronic Hope does as vital in this space.
Emma Earley - Director
Emma is Facilitator & Mentor of Green Light Accelerator at Deep Green Biotech Hub. She is a two-time startup founder, mum to Leo, lives with a chronic condition and is passionate about helping people achieve their potential.