after my injury has been a rollercoaster. At first I was certain I
was going to play field hockey again. I thought I have gotten through
this injury what could possibly stop me now. However, as time went on
the motivation to play lessened. The doctor’s weren’t even considering
the question; what if I played again? They told me I would have to wear
a protective mask of some sort every second I was around field hockey
In my experiences with field hockey, not many players wore
protective facial equipment. Therefore if I chose to continue playing I
would be different than everyone else. This idea of a mask made me
nervous to start playing. My mom started to research different types of
masks. She came across Jeremy Murray. It seemed too good to be true
when he said that he has done facial masks before!
After receiving and trying on the masks he made for me I was sure about playing. I tried
out as a freshman at Cabrini College and made the team. The mask has
created more reassurance while I am playing. I am very thankful for
Jeremy’s help and would recommend him to anyone.
Alexandra DeLawrence, Cabrini College
Jeremy Murray is the mask maker
The Oakland Press recently wrote a feature about Murray and the masks that he has made through the years.
Jeremy Murray, certified orthotist and licensed occupational therapist in the Orthotics Department of Michigan Hand and Sports Rehabilitation Centers, is quite busy during the high school and college basketball seasons. Although the department offers a wide array of orthotic services, they are best known for their personalized protective face masks.
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