For years, Brittany Quiroz could sense that something wasn’t quite right with her body. Among the various symptoms she was experiencing, she was losing the ability to control her left leg, which led to daily tripping and falling. She didn’t think much of it until learning from a neurologist in September 2019 that she had Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. Receiving that diagnosis made her feel angry, confused, scared and saddened.
Upon seeing Brittany walk, the orthotist recommended an Allard BlueROCKER® AFO and brought one out for her to try. “Immediately I felt confident to walk again. I was not tripping. I did not drag my leg behind like a dead slab of meat." She knew that the AFO had to be decorated with glitter, both to match her personality but also because “leg glitter” is the way she describes one of the symptoms she feels in her leg due to MS.
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