Back Brace

By David

Nathan Alvey - photo 2

I want to express my utmost gratitude to all those involved with the OI Foundation and the Impact Grant. I consider myself extremely lucky and blessed to be a recipient of the Impact Grant awarding me with a much needed SpineCor back brace.

I was delayed 8 weeks implementing the brace as I broke my shoulder blade in two and the doctor told me I had to wait. This past Thursday I was finally able to wear the brace for the first time and it has been amazing. The brace is worn under the clothes and virtually undetectable to an observer. It is taking a little bit of getting used to as far as comfort goes but the relief it has already provided my spine in such a short period of time has been heavenly.

While wearing the brace, I stand taller and am able to move more freely without so much pain. Previously my body would tighten up and shut down on me from the back pain I was experiencing. I feel like I am able to work more productively and also be a better husband and father. My body has been trending downwards and completely falling apart on me but this brace has given me hope for a brighter future.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all those who made this possible!

Nathan Alvey