This is a story of how my daughter lavishly lived out loud in trending colorful crutches and CASTCoverZ! for months while she recuperated from a not so lavish knee injury which led to way more. My poor girl was on crutches for almost 6 months of her life and in walking casts for longer than that.
As a mom, I was seeking something to make her feel trendy and fashionable as she is a little fashion diva. Our initial diagnosis did not let us in on the fact that she would be crutch and cast-bound for the better part of a 14 weeks(crutches) and walking casts(4 additional months). Personally, I sought out CASTCoverZ! so that her life could have a little color in it. The result of finding CASTCoverZ! was a smile on her face and a new West Coast friend for me!
Here is our story of fashionably and lavishly living life in CASTCoverZ! CASTCoverZ! is the solution every cast wearing, crutch hobbling person needs and the products are as perfect as the CEO!
Enjoy CASTCoverZ! & A Smile, a story crafted by me with possibilities of endless design from CastCoverz.
The Big Picture
While they say a Picture can tell you a thousand words, let me fill in the cracks… I could tell you about the 8 casts, 3 sets of crutches, 3 or 4 boots, and a few different kinds of knee braces my daughter has suffered through over the last 2 years… or I can share with you how we have managed to get through this current episode of crutches, boot and knee brace.
Over the last few years my daughter has had a streak of bad luck which has left her needing to rely on crutches and casts and it has taken its toll on her. This is true for any children or adults who have to wear a cast, use crutches or be side-lined because of less than optimum mobility.
Crutches put a damper on a child’s spirit and limits their activities. Any parent that has had a child on crutches or in a cast knows the toll it takes on both the parent and the child. Here is my most recent episode, and how we are moving through it.
The Broken Bones Club
My daughter is not part of the Broken Bones Club and happy to have a new place to turn to for her injuries.
My daughter has recanted this most recent injury story over and over and I still can’t believe it. A ball came barreling at my daughter’s face and she fell down and in the process, twisted her knee so badly she could not place pressure on it. Her life has been changed for the last 12+ weeks and continues to change.
It’s hard to imagine the simple act of getting hit in a face by a ball could cause a knee twist so bad that a child ends up in crutches for over 9 months+!
The knee twist caused her to acquire crutches, and a full leg isolation splint from her thigh to her ankle.
When Velcro Messes With You
The Velcro on the Splint endlessly ripped her other leg up, snagged her clothing and just caused unimaginable problems that you could only get if you were stuck in this device.
To make matters worse: After a few weeks on crutches and traveling UP the Steps, my daughter managed to crush 2 of her toes with the crutches, as her foot got in the way of the crutches and she broke her toes!! Her toe break earned Kallie a boot that goes from her foot to her knee. The leg isolation splint has been changed to a knee brace that neatly(not) tucks into the boot. Hello Broken Bones Club and hello CastCoverZ!.
The Overall Picture
Let’s summarize this: Crutches, Knee Brace and a Boot. = Disaster, depression and much upset in a child’s life. Here’s how we made lemonade out of lemons!
CASTCoverZ! to the Rescue
At the end of my sanity trying to figure out how to make it less horrible being on crutches, I e-mailed CastCoverZ, and I got an immediate phone call from the Owner, not customer service.
Annette, founder & Owner of CastCoverZ! stepped into my life and made my daughter smile again. Annette and I have been bonded every since, through my years together, of experiences and even when I did not need the product just a HELLO email would go back and forth.
The women behind the product and her daughter have every thing you need for broken bones that require casts that suck the life and energy out of you. Stop living in a colorless world, and don’t use markers to define yourself, CastCoverZ! is what you need.
Annette & CASTCoverZ!
CastCoverZ has everything you need if you have a CAST, CRUTCHES, or just about anything else orthopedic in between!!!! Annette wanted to see what happened to Kallie because Annette has a daughter, almost the same age, and her daughter has suffered through 8 breaks as well!
We spoke at length, bonded and ANNETTE atCASTCoverZ! focused on getting KALLIE happy and able to cope with being on crutches and in a boot and a knee brace. The idea of CASTCoverZ! is to lessen the scratches or irritations that the knee brace causes(from the velcro), and to give casts, crutches, knee braces, boots some PERSONALITY!
Easy Ordering Process: The process is simple, you go online to the website and pick what part you want to BRIGHTEN up and make ‘snappy’ ! We decked out Kallie’s crutches, knee brace and boot. See below. CASTCoverZ! ships it! BOOM!
Look at the crutches with the cell phone holder and pencil pack, an attractive, easy way to carry just what you need with ease while crutching around!
Crushing On Cast and Crutch Accessories
We chose PINK Crutches as you can see in the photo above, and leopard pink print to cover the boot. Kallie went crazy with patterns and chose other animal print for her purse that attached to the crutches.
The accessory bag, is now carrying her iPod and phone, along with pencils and lip gloss, all items she could not carry unless she stuck the phone in her boot.In addition, Kallie’s crutch bag has coordinating under arm and handle covers which are incredibly soft.
Her crutches no longer make a clicking noise when she walks down the hall and they are not just plain SILVER. The smile on her face is now worth a thousand words, and I am sure these pictures fill in the blanks.
CASTCoverZ! was just featured on YAHOO Shine & they are featured on my daughter as well. I want to personally thank CASTCoverZ! for bringing back the smile that has gone distant over the last few weeks because of crutches, casts and knee braces!
Check out the complete line of items that CASTCoverZ! offers and you are sure to find the answer to your prayers!CASTCoverZ! is right, “feel better, heal better” ! It’s not the injury that matters, it is how we are dealing with it, and that’s how Annette has changed Kallie’s life!
Healing With CastCoverZ!
While my daughter has since recuperated(oh knock on wood), the company CastCoverZ has continued to thrive and produces the most up-to-date, fashionable, trending items for crutches, and casts to make your life or your child’s life easier while using crutches and wearing casts.
Cell phone holders, pencil totes, soft padded underarm protection, colorful, fun crutches and incredible material designs for all casts. Don’t see something you need? Annette is by far the most hands-on, wonderful person and is always willing to go that extra mile, reach out to her and her staff, and I bet you will find an answer to your prayers as well.
In the meantime, if you are reading this: welcome to the Broken Bones Club where fashion is a passion, cast and crutch designer wear is no longer a dream and life goes one while being broken down. This is how to lavishly live out loud fashionably.