I thought our first blog post should be an introduction to the names behind Custom Crutches.
Custom Crutches if the brain child of my husband David coming from the years he spent sourcing and designing crutches for our son Brady. Brady is 11 years old and suffers from an extremely rare Spinal AVM which has left his lower body disabled and he cannot mobilise without a walking aid -I will write a separate blog about Brady’s condition and the impacts on his everyday life.
David has spent the last 4 years designing and making custom crutches to suit Brady and allowing him to decide what type of crutches he uses. David is extremely passionate about designing these crutches and the joy they bring to children. David’s custom crutches have become an extension of Brady and allowed him to feel a sense of pride as the attention these crutches create has been only positive not negative. He thoroughly enjoys meeting people and talking about his crutches not shying away embarrassed to have 2 plain grey crutches at the end of his arms. He also finds them very useful when playing football with his younger brother Riley to stop many potential goals!
And me? I am Louise mummy and writer of this blog.
At Custom Crutches, we understand first-hand how difficult it is for your child to feel different to their peers and how much they want to fit in not stand out. We also understand how important it is for your child to know their place in the world and alongside their peers. We have seen through Brady how having a mobility aid designed for you becomes an extension of you not just something you need to use.
If you have any questions, queries or comments please get in touch I would love to hear from you!
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Until next time, L