- I am a below knee amputee. More importantly, I am also Mommy to two boys, a very active 10 year old (Robby) and an mischievous toddler (Timmy). I have learned that being a parent with a disability can create some unusual and sometimes humorous situations. This blogger is available for hire! Let's talk and learn how a blog can expand your business.
Friday, August 01, 2014
Full Circle Fairing
Fairings are extremely popular right now with amputees. The time of hiding the prosthesis is over; increasingly amputees are opting not only to show but also to flaunt what makes them unique. I investigated a fairing several years ago but immediately dismissed the option. At that time the leg cover was in the range of $10,000. That's the price of a KIA! Although I realize that I have ample room in my trunk, I don't come close to getting the mileage to make the fairing purchase worthwhile. I put the fairing idea on my "when I win the lottery" list and moved on.
Every once in awhile the stars seem to align, creating a circle that leads me to believe that something is meant to be. A few weeks ago I was contacted by the Marketing Director for UNYQ, a new fairing company. He was asking for some insight into navigating social media with the amputee community, and after looking at the website, I knew I had to help. These fairings were 1/10 of the price of the other companies, allowing so many more amputees a fashionable option.
I mentioned the conversation and the company to Elliot, who was intrigued. He did his own research and realized that he had professional relationships with several of UNYQ's employees. Since he was going to California on business, he scheduled a meeting to investigate collaborating with them
Yesterday morning I woke up, booted up my computer and opened an exciting email from Elliot. I am delighted to announce that Orthotic Prosthetic Center (OPC) and UNYQ have struck a partnership. Our prosthetic facility is now a hub for the company on the East Coast. As an added bonus, and to my delight and surprise, I was instructed to pick the fairing that I liked best. After looking at the website, I think I found the perfect design. What do you think?
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