Tallahassee, FL (PRWEB) October 12, 2012
Julie and Natalie Jean are enthused to announce the creation and launch of their new website, http://www.WalkingStickPro.com. As both of them were born with cerebral palsy, the pair has experience with mobility aids. Inspired by their own experiences, the Jean twins realized that being able to choose uniquely-crafted assistive devices and accessories was liberating and uplifting and wanted to give other disabled people access to high quality canes and walking sticks that, while functional and assisting them in maintaining their physical independence, complemented and highlighted their personality.
“I remember how exciting it was to pick the pattern for the leg brace I needed to wear for a time. I wouldn’t have minded having to settle for a plain brace, but just being allowed to make a decision about my mobility aid, even if it was just whether it would be clear or not allowed me to have a little control. I couldn’t control the fact that I needed the brace, but at least I could, in that small way, assert that I was still independent. I think sometimes that’s what keeps one inspired, because there is so much that you can’t control,” Julie Jean said, explaining the significance of having the freedom to choose a colorful or hand-carved cane or walking stick. After twenty-eight years experience living in a world made for the able-bodied, the Jeans know the value of independence.
But the Jean twins would also like to clarify that the canes and walking sticks available on the website can be useful to many people, from the disabled, to hikers, to the elderly. “Some who have always been very able may find themselves becoming reliant on something they’ve never needed to before, for whatever reason,” Julie Jean said, in regards to the elderly, “but using a cane or mobility aid is not an admission of defeat. It’s actually, I think, taking another stand.”
There are a number of hand-carved wooden walking sticks available on the website, the majority of which are manufactured by American companies. There are also stylish, fashionable canes of a variety of colors with different handles that serve for different purposes available on WalkingStickPro.com. In the future, the Jeans hope to expand the online store’s merchandise and eventually feature a variety of mobility aids, such as walkers and wheelchairs, as well as a plethora of cane accessories. The twins caution that one should always consult a medical professional when choosing a particular mobility aid and for education on the proper use.
In addition to the main website, the Jeans have launched a blog at http://www.WalkingStickProBlog.com, which will feature a number of topics related to walking sticks and mobility aids. There will be conversations on the different types of canes, handles, and shafts, as well as interesting facts about the history of canes and how the significance of canes has changed over time. The blog will operate as an information portal for walking sticks and mobility aids; it is not intended to give medical advice or replace the advice of a medical professional.
About the Company:
WalkingStickPro.com – a division of Leap Forward Inc. – is owned and operated by twin Web entrepreneurs Julie and Natalie Jean. They are members of the Executive Board of Ability1st, North Florida’s center for independent living.