adjusting design

Since my brother Kevin is a special kid, his body is proportioned differently because of the way the disease moya moya has affected him. Because of his circumstances, he has braces that are given so he can wear them and ease his walking.

A lot of times I am given his clothes to hem since he is much shorter then the pant lengths that he fits into. My parents, and Jenny who is Kevin’s caretaker have worked around these circumstances not only with clothes but with his everyday activities. We are always constantly on the search for the perfect products to help ease his life.

Here is one of the very small things that I have had to alter for him: Because of his circumstances, he has braces that are given so he can wear them and ease his walking. We decided to buy him these new balance sandals for the summer time, so that he can get more breathing room since the braces can heat up his feet. The velcro strap would not stay on with the brace, so I decided to sew a new velcro strip so that the “N” logo wouldn’t just hang off, making the product look nicer and help his shoes stay put.

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Velcro Strapped normally (on right) Velcro Strapped to fit brace (on left)

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Its great to be able to get creative and utilize the products available in small ways for my brother’s needs.

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August 21, 2010 Uncategorized