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I Wore Leg Braces

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    I wore leg braces sence I could walk.

    See um I was born the wrong way so now I can't do every thing on my legs. But I can still walk. Also I need a special ad for school every where.
    jellybean0617 jellybean0617 13-15, T May 20, 2014

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    I wore leg braces from the time I was 5

    until I was 14, when I threw them out when my parents were at work, they were quite angry with me! This was in the 60s and early 70s. I was the only student in my school who wore them for most of my childhood. I still have flashbacks when I see pictures of leg braces...
    DeniseBS DeniseBS 51-55, F 1 Response Oct 15, 2014

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    My Leg Braces

    It was June 29, 1998 and I had been training for the "Athens to Atlanta", an 80 mile roller skating race.  A race that was going to be the same weekend in October as my 50th birthday.  That afternoon I was at Stone Mountain Park "doing laps" on my road bicycle.  One minute I...
    steel4jak steel4jak 61-65, M 7 Responses Mar 15, 2010

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    My Life After Spinal Injury

    in 1990 i damaged my spine in 3 places so iwear ahkfo brace from my armpits down also i have to wear acolostomy bag due to internal injuries .after spending 6 months in hospital and 2months rehab ilearnt to walk using my braces sometimes iuse s wheel chair
    rossnewman26 rossnewman26 36-40 Dec 14, 2010

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    Child In Leg Braces

    Child in Leg Braces. My mother wanted a perfect child. When I began primary school, age six, my mother did not like the way I walked, deciding that I toed out too much. She took me to several pediatricians before she found one who agreed with her. With a diagnosis of &ldquo...
    oldtimer49 oldtimer49 56-60, F 9 Responses Feb 5, 2010

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    Wore Them Since I Was 7

    When I was 7 years old, I was involved in a car accident and I fractured my neck and lower back, i also broke my right arm and right collarbone and shattered my shoulder blade. I remember waking after the accident in a halo brace and a big cast with a long spreader bar extending...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 21, 2013

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    My Life After Spinal Injury

    in 1990 i damaged my spine in 3 places so iwear ahkfo brace from my armpits down also i have to wear acolostomy bag due to internal injuries .after spending 6 months in hospital and 2months rehab ilearnt to walk using my braces sometimes iuse s wheel chair
    rossnewman26 rossnewman26 36-40 3 Responses Dec 14, 2010

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    Use Too

    but thank to the VA that never wanted to repair it and the fact it was just a pain i learned to live with out it at 20 years old
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Apr 21, 2012

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    Yup, I'm Forest Gump :)

    I'm not sure about the details, but apparently I was having quite a lot of difficulty walking as a child (probably all that extra fat ;)) and so I had to wear braces on my legs for about 2 years.  Even now sometimes I feel my feet not quite agree with my walking pattern...
    Gemini15 Gemini15 18-21, M 6 Responses Mar 27, 2009

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    I'm An Orthotist- I Love Them!

    I have a manifestation of BIID, I should be paraplegic, but I'm not. The KAFOs help me feel the way I should be. If the paraplegia became a fact in my life, they would serve a better purpose. They're also sexy and feel wonderful! I love the "machine augmented human" look, the...
    WayneWheeler WayneWheeler 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 6, 2011

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    Yes, I Wore Leg Braces

    Interesting to find this group because I wore leg braces when I was a child back in the 1960's. They were heavy metal things with straps on them, that were fitted because my legs were not growing properly. I had to go to school in them and became the target for bullies. People...
    drewleather drewleather 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 5, 2013

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    Child In Leg Braces And Wheelchair

    I am about 13 right now and I am in a wheelchair. Not only do I have a wheelchair, I also need legbraces while sitting. My legs are too weak to help support my weight, and the bones are out of position. Thus, I need a wheelchair. It's really hard on me, cause at school and stores...
    sophia48 sophia48 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 10, 2012

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    I Only Wore A Brace On One Leg

    When i was in the 9th grade my right leg prerably around my knee began to swell up and hurt when i tried to walk on it my doctor said i had alot of fluid in it and before i could get it drains i had to prepare for it or sumthing like that. so for my 9th grade year i couldnt...
    CaliGurl2007 CaliGurl2007 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 6, 2009

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    Dennis Brown Splint / Bar

    Dennis Brown Splint / Bar Thirty years ago, in a large town in north central British Columbia, Canada, one of the two doctors in family practice opened a “Well Baby” Clinic. Because I was an adult with a medical condition requiring weekly blood tests, it was decided to take...
    oldtimer49 oldtimer49 56-60, F Nov 5, 2009

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    New Leg Braces!!!

    So.... I went to my doctor and he was talking about a lot of people who are paralysed are beginning to use leg braces. He asked me if i would like to give them a try, so you know i agreed and was sent to get measured.(Since in case you don't know I am paralysed) My mom drove me...
    pandachairwithwheels pandachairwithwheels 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2012

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