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Patient develops fashionable walking aids

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2019-11-25 15:41

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In order to cope with the pain and instability she feels because of her condition, Hannah needs to use a walking aid. However, she was tired tired of being treated differently every time people saw her "grandma walking stick".

She has different aids. She decided to create her own walking aids because she noticed a difference in the way she was treated when she uses a plain and undecorated walking aid compared to one of her "upcycled" ones.

"People are less likely to ask me what is wrong with me if I have my upcycled walker. I have made that as an example of what other people can do with theirs. I just want to go shopping and have a range of options. I want different sticks to match different outfits,” the inventor added.

Hannah now aims to launch her own company - called Not Your Grandma's - which will initially launch walking sticks available in three different patterned "fashionable and cute" printed walking sticks.

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Hannah Hopkins, born in the UK, in 1990, suffers from fibromyalgia. Because she was tired of being treated differently, she created her own fashionable walking aid.

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