Andiamo - Reimagining Cerebral Palsy (2) - Flipbook - Page 31
?I pick up my lit t le brot her from school and walk home wit h him?
When Jack?s braces kept giving him painful blisters and sores, he and his mum started exploring other
options. Rather than accepting the next best option of large, heavy orthopaedic shoes, they asked if
Andiamo could work for them.
As an aspiring Paralympic wheelchair racer with Cerebral Palsy, Jack wanted a lightweight treatment he
could wear with regular shoes or sneakers. He was already practising walking with aids, but he knew
with the right treatment he was capable of so much more.
No more ?breaking in?blist ers
With the help of their Andiamo Cerified Orthotist, Jack?s Andiamo treatment fitted perfectly. Being
much thinner and lighter meant Jack could stay on his feet for longer without tiring. His gait also
improved and he didn?t need his crutches as much. All while wearing his favourite sneakers.
Now, Jack doesn?t use his wheelchair and walks everywhere at school. At the end of the day, he even
picks up his little brother and they walk home together. Jack outgrew his initial treatment after a year,
but has since been back.
"Now wit h Andiamo, I don't know what my limit s are"