am 13 years old, and I have been playing girl's basketball, in different
leagues, for many years now. After breaking my nose more than once during games,
I was thinking about the possibility of not having the sport I absolutely love,
in my life. It really was a distressing time for me. Then I heard about
this custom made "mask" being worn by the pros. I did some research on the
internet and found the man that makes these masks; Jeremy Murray from the
Michigan Hand and Sports Rehab center. My prayers were answered and I am
back in the game!
The mask has become part of me; part of my uniform.
During games, my face really takes a beating and with the mask on, I do not
even blink. I no longer realize the pummeling my face takes because of the
protection that the mask gives me.
The great part is that I did not
have to fly to Michigan to have the mask made. I had my orthopedist,
Dr. Douglas Avella, make a mold of my upper face and I shipped it off to
Mr. Murray. That was it! Done! The mask came back a perfect fit, and I
feel alive again! As corny as it sounds, having this protective face mask
that fits "like a glove" has truly been a gift from above! Thanks Jeremy Murray!!
Reid Priddy Comes To Visit MHSRC
US Indoor Volleyball team captian and Olympic Gold Medalist, Reid Priddy, recentely travelled to MHSRC to have a custom facemask made. As an outside hitter, he was injured while making a block during training. He is currently playing professionally for Zenit-Kazan in Russia and was in need of a custom mask to allow him to return as soon as possible.
The US Men's Indoor Volleyball team took home the Gold at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. We will be cheering on Reid and the rest of his team as they go for the GOLD again next summer in London. Follow his return to the court at:
Good luck to Reid and the rest of Team USA!!